Today we’d like to introduce you to Darcy Rosenberger.
Darcy, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Expressing myself creatively through visual art was always my safe haven growing up in an environment where it was unsafe for me to express myself in more conventional means. It is a habit and a coping mechanism that has stuck with me to this day. Moreover, it is a primary way for me to connect to people and share myself with the world – I’m pretty reclusive and can be very shy at first in person… but my creative expressions tend to be an effective and accurate introduction. As a child, my family hated the idea of me being an artist – so I naturally rebelled and have followed my interests all of my life, haha. This leads to me learning a wide variety of artistic mediums, manufacturing processes, and even musical tools for expression. I don’t know if I could live my life without creating, so it just keeps happening – and I’m lucky enough to be able to keep learning.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I create things to help me process the experience of being alive and to help me unravel and deal with my own emotional and behavioral patterns. I often find life to be very overwhelming, and it helps me to take some time out to step back and process everything. My childhood experience has left me with a lot of complex behavioral patterns to address and adjust; I’m mostly meditating and ruminating on how to be a better person for the people around me so I can spread less pain into the world, and trying to deal with my feelings in a productive manner. I think about patterns a lot – Penrose tiling, Islamic architecture, and Douglas Hofstadter are some current influences in my work; this can be seen in the fivefold symmetry and naturalistic patterns that are a constant thread through my work. I enjoy investigating natural patterns and thinking about the relationships between order and chaos. Ideas of reality, the limits of human perception, and the investigation of the concept of truth keep me interested and help me reflect.
Do current events, local or global, affect your work and what you are focused on?
I think it’s more important than ever to promote inclusive communities and foster personal responsibility in those communities so that we can have a sense of safety and belonging. Collaboration and maintaining meaningful connections across geographical distances is more viable than it has ever been, so I think that our communities can take more flexible and vast forms. Current events and issues affect my daily life and perceptions, which completely informs my creative output and even the paths that I choose to take, the connections that I nurture, and the connections I grow fearful of. Everything affects everything else, and it’s really up to all of us to treat each other well so that we can grow together and thrive.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My Instagram account @darcy.rosenberger is the best way to stay up to date with my day to day creative endeavors, and see things as they are being made. I’m having a solo exhibition of interdisciplinary work and kinetic sculptures that is opening on March 19 from 6-9pm at HCC Northline Gallery at 8001 Fulton Street, Houston, TX 77002. It will be on view until April 9. People can support my work by spreading the word, coming out to shows and purchasing pieces. I’m also in a band called Doula, you can stay updated with us on Instagram @doula_music.
- Website: www.deeburger.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/darcy.rosenberger
- Other: instagram.com/doula_music