Choppy Waters. For Choppy Waters, Dani Dodge hung nearly 100 paper boats from signs, trees, and fences along Los Angeles’ North Main Street. The installation was part of the outdoor exhibition, Drive-By-Art Artist organized by artist and activist Warren Neidich, and co-curated by Renee Petropoulos, Michael Slenske, and Anuradha Vikram. In Choppy Waters, Dani explored ideas of bodies out of place and time.
Dani Dodge uses unexpected sculptural materials to alter spaces. Her experience as an embedded journalist during the 2003 invasion of Iraq changed her forever. Since then, she has created art and installations that change and challenge expectations. From brightening a black and white snowy forest in Ireland with luminescent tree stumps to turning a Los Angeles gallery into a gantlet of rotating car parts made from baby blankets, her works play with surrealist ideas using innovative forms. The installations merge the rational and the dream state.