what i see

I make pictures of small things that get overlooked. The garbage and weeds. The decayed and the worn. Pattern, color, texture, light, shadow, repetition. I am fascinated when nature takes over what humans have made, and by the beauty that emerges unexpectedly as we build, create, and otherwise manipulate our world. 

Dan Lythcott-Haims
Palo Alto, CA


Auction to Help Immigrant Families

Latest bid: $400

I created this piece as a response to the incarceration and mistreatment of immigrant children by the United States. Titled Garden of Souls, it represents people who are stuck, alone, and emaciated.

The piece is made from rusted barbed wire I found on Angel Island in the SF Bay. The island used to be an immigration center and many Chinese immigrants were locked up there in the early 20th century. It is 13"x13"x1.5".

I will donate 100% of the sale price to the RAICES Families Together Fund - committed to keeping families together as they navigate through the many obstacles presented by our immigration system.

Retail price for this piece is $350. I'll open the bidding at $200. If you'd like to place a bid, please message or email or text or call me. I will update the current bid here, so check back. The auction will be open for 2 weeks, ending on August 24th at noon Pacific time. I will ship for free anywhere in the U.S.