At the last winter Wine and Bowties celebration in the Bay Area, Max introduced me to Danielle. Firstly, he was shocked that we hadn’t already met and then he said, “you two need to know each other”. I immediately fell in love with Danielle’s bubbly personality and I am always just stoked to meet another young female artist who is hustling to pursue her dream. When I first viewed Danielle’s art I just thought … “yesss”! I think it is so rare for someone so young to have found such a distinctly unique and profound artistic style. Her creations are also perfectly in line with STUK’s mission of self love first. Meet the incredible artist miss Danielle:
Your Name: Danielle Schnur
Your Age: 23
Where are you from? Berkeley, CA
What’s your focus, passion, and contribution to the world?
I guess you could say I’m a hopeless idealist. I really believe in beauty and good in the world and have found myself committed to strive for this ideal. I’ve realized this most through my work with youth and their communities, as well as some creative pursuits of my own.
How do you do it and who do you do it with?
I do it by myself, in myself, and in the world. I try my best to be intentional.
What are your special talents?
I’m pretty well known for my lion roar.
What are you working on at the moment?
Post-grad emotions and art hustlin’.
What does your art mean to you?
The work I’m producing right now means a lot to me. It took me a while to find a style and an instant to realize I’d found it. I’ve always done art. Producing work that is strictly distinct and personal to me means that I’m an artist.
What does love mean to you?
Whew! Love means self-love.
What would you like to get across to your viewer?
Whatever anyone takes from my work is what I want. There’s intentionality throughout the work on my end, but that has little to do with how people actually receive it. The only thing I’d like to get across is the art itself, the rest is up to them.
What is your philosophy of life?
What’s your favorite fashion era?
I think that the resurgence of 90s fashion through hipstermania now is just amazing. It feels like I’ve been waiting forever to dress like the girls in Clueless and The Craft. But to actually bring it back- I think that the late 50s had something serious going on. I haven’t seen such fashion-appreciation for the ratios of a woman since.
What advice would you give someone who is attempting to make a dream into a career?
If you truly know what you what, you inherently know how to get it.
Nobody knows I am…. white. lol.
I wish I could stop… getting parking tickets.
I’m a sucker for… 3 year-olds.
I find true beauty in… the details.
I want to teach my children that… For the boys: respect women. Girls: respect yourselves.