Joan Danziger

What I love most about photographing sculptors is being welcomed into a world of imagination. Of course, this can as easily happen with any artist when we converse with a painting, poem, or performance. Through the artwork, we feel the magic artists feel, fear what they fear, and laugh at absurdities we were previously blind to. But if we limit our interaction to voyeurism, we miss half the fun. Art is also an invitation to play. Joy blossoms when we surrender to art’s charm.

I photographed sculptor Joan Danziger in her Washington D.C. backyard, just beyond her Weber grill.