Our World, Their Lens

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Dan Eldon Legacy
Our World, Their Lens

It’s that day of the year that everyone whips out their old American flag T-shirt to attend the local parade, grill out and play corn hole with the family in the backyard, and end the night looking up at a brilliant display of fireworks. This day to rep our red, white and blue represents so much more […]

The Journey is the Inspiration: Emily Cline

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Inspired by Dan
The Journey is the Inspiration: Emily Cline

When I was pregnant with my now 7 year-old son, a friend of mine started dating – and soon wisely married – Dan Eldon’s sister, Amy. Somewhere in my fog of being terribly nauseous for 9 months and realizing I needed to quit my much-loved career in acting to raise “the alien” I was carrying, […]

Meeting Ralph: An Essay

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Twenty Years On
Meeting Ralph: An Essay

Ralph Waldo Emerson By Dan Eldon It’s Monday and time to do my essays for class. Gone are the days of churning out a page and a half on “what I did last summer or over the weekend.” For Wednesday I have due: “Discuss the characteristics of Romanticism, using examples from Goethe, Wordsworth, and Keats” […]

Our World, Their Lenses

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Twenty Years On
Our World, Their Lenses

“After my first trip to Somalia, the terror of being surrounded by violence and the horrors of the famine threw me into a dark depression. Even journalists who had covered many conflicts were moved to tears. But for me, this was my first experience with war. Before Somalia, I had only seen two dead bodies […]

The Journey is the Inspiration: Chelsea Nicole

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Inspired by Dan
The Journey is the Inspiration: Chelsea Nicole

I was introduced to Dan Eldon’s book “The Journey is the Destination” in 2004 by my high school art teacher.  Dan’s imagery inspired me greatly, and his story was completely fascinating to me. As a young artist I imitated his work, fell in love with multi-media collage and had my room decorated with his posters. […]

An Excerpt from “Art of Life”: Border Control

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Twenty Years On
An Excerpt from “Art of Life”: Border Control

An excerpt from the book Art of Life by Jennifer New. While on the STA safari… The morning of July 15 began poorly. It was just five days since they’d left the coast. The previous night, they’d been unable to find a hotel until 3:00 A.M. People were slow to wake up, despite needing to prepare for […]

Our World, Their Lens

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Twenty Years On
Our World, Their Lens

“Somalia’s food production system, once relatively strong, had been obliterated, a situation that was only heightened by the country’s longtime over reliance on outside aid. By the spring of 1992, a small number of aid workers and journalists who had been in the country’s interior began to share disturbing news: a famine was under way.” – Art of […]

The Journey is the Inspiration: Patrick Ahern

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Inspired by Dan
The Journey is the Inspiration: Patrick Ahern

I am a crocheter, knitter, and knot-tier and fiber is my media of choice in creating art. I grew up in Woodland Hills, CA where my mom taught me to crochet and knit during my last year in high school; I haven’t put it down since. Crocheting pictures came out of my frustration with making […]

An Excerpt from “Art of Life”: Safari

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Twenty Years On
An Excerpt from “Art of Life”: Safari

An excerpt from the book Art of Life by Jennifer New. Mtu hujua atokako, hajui aendako. – Swahili proverb (“One knows where they are coming from, not where they are going.”) To Western ears, “safari” conjures up visions of a hunting adventure: Teddy Roosevelt or Ernest Hemingway on an apocryphal sojourn, packing a couple of Remington shotguns, […]

The Journey is the Inspiration: Shazdeh Omari

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Inspired by Dan
The Journey is the Inspiration: Shazdeh Omari

When I was a sophomore in high school in 1997, a teacher showed me Dan’s journal and let me spend the 40-minute period looking at it. I saved up money that summer and bought it from a Border’s, excited to get home and take it out of the bag. I spent hours poring over it, […]