Dana Falconberry is an artist and musician living in Texas and Michigan. She grew up dancing classical ballet and modern dance in Dearborn, MI before attending Hendrix College in Arkansas. In college she studied songwriting, which prompted her move to Austin in 2005. After touring, recording, and leading a band for over a decade, she now finds herself focused on visual art. Falconberry honed her craft over six years as a lead stitcher/designer at Fort Lonesome, a custom chainstitch embroidery company, and is now focusing on her own work in mediums ranging from chainstitch to linoleum block prints and watercolor paintings. Her work draws on the natural world, often including supernatural elements, exploring concepts of time and the effects of humankind on natural landscapes.
“No matter the form my art takes, I am wholly captivated by the natural world. Landscapes and the flora and fauna existing within them are my endless subjects. I enjoy letting my imagination run in this context, sometimes exploring the supernatural elements just beyond our grasp. These days I have been working in the linocut printmaking, watercolor, and chainstitching forms, using mostly black and white to showcase fine details and color to express an ethereal quality. My goal as an artist is to take the human into worlds they may not otherwise encounter, and to show them what they may not see themselves in these worlds. In this way I hope to strengthen the connection between humans and nature, and in so doing, inspire conservation.” – Dana Falconberry