“I am interested in making icons that honour the deep ecology, of mind and nature as one continuum, unbroken”. Magical birds, inner sanctums, giant trees and dakini’s (feminine representations of enlightened energy) are recurring motifs through his oil paintings. “The gothic painters of Flanders, as well as the thanka traditions of Tibet and Nepal remain my primary inspirations”. Attempting to dissolve typical and worn interpretations of familiar religious motifs, his work attempts to ‘light up’ archtypes in refreshed and enlivened ways.
Daniel Mirante has been actively involved in raising awareness of contemporary sacred and visionary art for 10 years through the creation of www.lila.info and www.ayahuasca.com and various art training workshops as well as public speaking. He is a founding collaborator with several other artists under the rubric of ‘The Guild of Iluvatar’, who’s primary aim is to develop a more perfect logos through the collaborative weaving together and sharing of aesthetics, craft and mythos.