Humans of UWL: Kadie Daniels

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Kadie Daniels in the print shop at UWL.

Carly Rundle-Borchert, Photojournalist

“It sounds more than a little bit pretentious, but there is a space that exists for art to speak when words are too much, too inaccessible, too ham-handed. Within this space, I have found my purpose. While art is only my minor, my major is in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and it is incredibly pertinent to who I am as a person and equally as an artist. Art has always been a major part of my life but when I found printmaking, I instantly loved it, and after learning the history and its strong political leanings, it only solidified my adoration,” said Daniels. 

“I think that we as artists have a responsibility to use our place in society to raise questions, to fight against systems of oppression. The main reason for my art is to evoke emotions, to raise awareness, to ask ignored questions and to have the tough conversations that no one wants to have. The main focus for which I make my art is the concept of artistic social responsibility, something that is often talked about in our print shop. While I have made some ‘pretty’ pieces, such as the one I am printing in the photos, most of my art is made to say something about society.”

Daniels has an Instagram page where they showcase their work.

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