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About Danika VanAlstyne

portrait Life in all its manifestations: We must understand that there are living traditions in individual and cultural life, which provide a framework for thinking about what we should expect of our life and experiences, but because we as a society have emphasized learning about rather than participating in these traditions, we have thus, prevented ourselves from entering on our own, into a vital life tradition of knowing and doing. Within my design, I allow for this ‘knowing and doing’. Ideas that influence culture and get people talking. It’s about giving people something relevant that they’ve never quite seen before. I want to evoke conversation with my design, that will sustain competing interpretations, explorations, and debate.


...to become comfortable with one’s luxuries is a dangerous tranquility, for “the nature of reality is just comic distillations of aspects of one’s self”...