Inspiration: Dan Eldon (1970-1993)

"As an artist, as a chronicler of a moment in time and as a human being, he seems to me to have been brave, curios, adventurous, passionate, creative, pioneering, persuasive, powerful and altogether ahead of his time."
- Seth Apter, The Mixed Media Artist

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Dan Eldon's work remind me a lot of Peter Beard's diaries.


I can see a similarity to Peter Beard's diaries as well. What happened to Dan and his colleagues was really sad.

Rowena @ rolala loves
Jax said…
I am not familiar with either, but I am about to google both of them!
Adam said…
Never heard of him, but I hear he died during the battle Americans know better as Black Hawk Down.

Somalia is almost a lost cause. Arguably the worst country in the world.
Unknown said…
Thanks for sharing this - I wasn't familiar with either but am looking them up now!
Anonymous said…
I love seeing what and who inspired you, Emmy, thanks for sharing.
Seth said…
So happy that you are sharing Dan's story with more people and that you were inspired by the tribute to him in my book.
The journals are beautiful, and that video is tragic yet so inspiring.
Coco said…
Thank you for sharing Emmy. I'll look them up too because I wasn't familiar with either. Tons of love sweet soul
Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi
I'm not familiar with his work or story (I don't think) but I am super intrigued.

RaeAbigael said…
those journals are awesome :">

xoxo, rae
This was such an interesting post, I remember hearing about him, you can certainly see the resemblance with Beard's diaries too. Tragic, he was so young.
Elle Sees said…
i've not heard of this artist--so glad i have you to share with us these interesting tidbits!!
Hena Tayeb said…
i hadn't heard of him before but his work looks very interesting.. so raw and full of emotion.
Jane said…
I looked him up as well. Thanks for introducing.. so sad what happened though.
I need to look him up. Thanks for this Emmy.
rooth said…
My diaries never come out looking quite as chaotic or clever... perhaps it's time to do something about that?

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