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ignoring inspiration and getting to work

The comments on my previous post about inspiration being the reward got me thinking some more. I described inspiration coming as a result of my work, which is…

inspiration is the reward

Inspiration is a tricky thing, elusive, mysterious, and seemingly oh-so-necessary. As artists, we seem to be in a constant mad quest for it: despairing if we don’t have…

See me at ArtExpo NYC

After a lot of thought, I’ve decided to exhibit my art at the prestigious Artexpo New York next March. This was a big decision, since attending this fairs…

Desert Honeysuckle ©Daniel Sroka

two views of desert honeysuckle

I’ve been trying to photograph this cutting of a desert honeysuckle all summer, yet it kept evading me. Finally today, I think I found it. See more of…

New art by Daniel Sroka

New photographs added to my site

I just added a number of new photographs to my website, including many that I created from the beautifully unique and complex desert plants I found during my…

prayer - an abstraction of texas ebony

prayer – an abstraction of texas ebony

This is an abstraction of the seed pod from a texas ebony tree found on the grounds of the Miraval Resort. It evokes the classic image of two…

Abstract of a desert marigold

desert marigolds

Even though they have been yielding great results, I decided I needed a break from working with mesquite seed pods. So I turned towards this desert marigold I…

Abstract of a mesquite seed pod from Miraval

another perspective on a mesquite seed pod

All week I have continued to explore that wonderfully curly mesquite seed pod I found at the Miraval Resort. Just when I think I have done all I…

Abstract of a mesquite seed pod

abstract of a mesquite seed pod

This is a photograph of a mesquite seed pod I found on the grounds of the Miraval Resort during my artist-in-residence there this summer. The mesquite trees are…

Mindfulness and my artistic process

I have always felt that my work has a strong affinity to resorts and spas, especially ones that place so much focus on your emotional well-being. While I…

home from Miraval

I returned home last Saturday from my week-long artist-in-residence program at the Miraval Arizona Resort. It was quite the trip, and something I am still processing, so you…

All of my equipment packed up and ready to go.

getting ready for my artist in residence

Next week I’ll be heading off to Tucson, to be part of the Miraval Resort’s artist-in-residence program. The past few weeks have been a scramble, a rush of…

why I do open editions

I don’t sell my art in limited editions. It’s a decision I made when I first started as an artist, and one I stand by. Here’s why: First…

artist in residence

News Flash: I’ll be spending a week this summer (from July 6 – 9) being the artist-in-residence in the very swanky Miraval Resort in Tucson! My art has…

Untitled abstract of a leaf ┬ęDaniel Sroka.

slow art

I’ve never been very prolific. My pace is slow, almost glacial. One photograph can represent days or even weeks of work… preparation, shooting, editing, revising, thinking. My photographs…