Year: 2012

Adrift – an abstract of a leaf

Purchase a print of Adrift. This is another perspective on that ugly leaf I found at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. This one has a…

Langour - an abstract of a leaf by Daniel Sroka

Languor – an abstract of a leaf

I collected this leaf while visiting the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx with my family last month. The leaf appears to have been blown about the…

Vertigo - an abstract of a leaf ©Daniel Sroka

Vertigo – an abstract of a leaf

This leaf is a tiny one, and rather unassuming. But when I picked it up and turned it over, I was surprised to find a tiny perfect spiral…

Locket, an abstraction of a fallen leaf by Daniel Sroka

new art from a new camera

I created this photograph by staring straight down into the heart of a tightly curled leaf. I love the pattern of circles draws you in closer and closer,…

Windstorm ©Daniel Sroka

Windstorm – an abstract of a leaf

This photograph was one of those that quietly surprised me. When I first created it, I didn’t think much of it. But then, it grew on me. Something…

thank you Ray Bradbury

When I hit the atmosphere, I’ll burn like a meteor.I wonder, if anyone’ll see me? Ray Bradbury has passed away. When I was a teenager, I devoured every…

Bach said it best

I was just browsing through Ted Orland’s excellent book Art and Fear, and came apon this great quote from Johann Sebastian Bach. After he wrote a set of…

Lonely Mountain – abstract of a leaf

This is another portrait from the same leaf I used in my last photograph Entreaty. I have been intrigued by the interaction of the two main forms within…

discoveries while walking the dog ©Daniel Sroka

small discoveries

I was having a hard time focusing on work this morning, so I decided to take our dog for a quick walk to clear my head. (I do…

Entreaty ©Daniel Sroka

Entreaty – an abstract of a leaf

Even in the midst of spring, I am drawn to these fallen leaves. There is something compelling about them, something those bright new leaves of spring have yet…

Preparing for Artexpo once again

Artexpo New York is less than a week a way, and once again I will be showing my art there. If you are attending the show, please drop…

the greatest poetry

“The greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple you had taken it for granted.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson I’ve been…

Who has influenced my art

Artistically, I am inspired by a broad range of artists, cartoonists, and writers. Alexander Calder (sculptor) I love the whimsy and technical brilliance of Alexander Calder’s wire sculptures.…