Daniel Dancer

Daniel Dancer “paints” with people. Think human pixels in giant living paintings that only make sense from the sky. Since 2001, Dancer has created over 300 experiential-living and breathing-sky-art paintings in 42 states and 8 countries. Each created image is filmed from the sky, lasts for about an hour and leaves no trace. Daniel, part Mohawk, summers in Oregon and winters in Aspen.

About this image:

“The salmon circle sky art project with local schools [in Lyle, WA] was a way to honor the interrelationship between salmon and Native people in the Columbia Gorge that has been ongoing for thousands of years. The temporary living sculpture celebrates the resilience of both the salmon and River Indians in the face of the onslaught of modern culture and is a prayer for their continued endurance.” 

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  “Salmon Circle.” People, fabric, mulch, leaves, recyclables. Printed with permission on page 58 in   Honoring Our Rivers   Issue 18. 

“Salmon Circle.” People, fabric, mulch, leaves, recyclables.
Printed with permission on page 58 in
Honoring Our Rivers Issue 18.