© Uriél Dana 2015.

An artist I know recently threw out years of meticulously produced work. He spent thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours for an exhibit and no one bought one piece. My heart broke for him because anyone who creates knows how vulnerable that create/share space can be.

These are my words to him, myself, and to every artist.

“Art use to make people feel the wonder of life and the connectedness of us all. With PC’s at home and on our phones, an illusion of being alone or separate has taken over.  A gluttony of digital images has made people blind and being accosted with over produced noise has made us deaf.  This psychic water boarding is raping the cultural heart from our world and in 15 years we will be planet IKEA.  Be the caretaker of your own creative treasure for the future”.

You can see more of my artwork here.


Artwork: “Losing Heart“, Uriél Dana, ©2008.  Conté on Board

Uriél Danā on a film shoot with Walter Greenbird

Uriél Danā has been a Professional Fine Artist 38 years specializing in oils, gouache, and bronze, and is a Contemporary Figurative Art Curator.

She is an Air Force Veteran and former USIA (State Department) Ambassador to the Arts. She is a graduate of the 2016 Writers Guild of the West (Los Angeles, CA) Veterans Writing Project.

A Contributing Editor on the Arts, Buddhism and Culture, Uriél contributes regularly to online and print magazines in addition to international journals. She has won many awards for her poetry and has been included in two anthologies. For National Poetry Month, April 2020, her poems were  featured on San Francisco’s public radio station, KPFA.

A resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, Uri has lived on three continents and visited 44 countries.


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