With the explosion in the price of gold and silver, many artists have moved to base metals materials in their work i.e. annealed steel wire. Danny Saathoff has always incorporated these materials in his jewelry and artwork.
” Making my art includes the process of selecting individual components from what many consider junk. Separating and re-combining the components with other pieces strips the artifact of inherent prejudice. The new work becomes purely about itself.
In my process, I consider the history and meaning of each part, first understanding each component in its expected place and function in the world. Then I try to step away from preconceptions in order to imagine and explore other possibilities.”