“Within my paintings, a compression of layer upon layer creates a tension between the complexities of the delicately detailed patterns and decorative motifs with an intense bombardment of information repetition. It is my interest in creating a space in which the collision of that which is seen as merely beautiful or ornamental takes on new meaning as repetition and abundance give way to abstraction. It is in that space between organized information and chaos, predictability and disorder, which create a new vocabulary in which to examine the visual world.” Reed Danziger
As she builds each layer, Danziger interweaves stenciled patterns with free-hand drawing. She has long been fascinated with anonymous forms of design and decoration of ancient origins. Her process of layering silkscreen, drawing, and painting simulates the unpredictable ways in which these forms have morphed over the centuries as they have come into contact with new cultures and technologies. Yet her motifs also mimic nature in the way they mutate and regenerate as the paintings evolve.