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Dan Rhema - Artists/Author

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In his job as an international development worker, Dan Rhema understood that, at times, he would be sharing his body with tropical amoebas and other assorted parasites, but he never expected that, after surviving a near-deadly bout of dengue fever, he would find himself sharing his body and mind with another being, a new Dan Rhema, born of a mosquito.

During his recuperation, Dan found himself navigating an uncharted dream path through his unconscious mind. He began to chronicle this mystical dream journey by compulsively creating multimedia collages, sculptures, and masks from found objects.  He also began to paint, capturing the images flowing through him in a unique three-dimensional style. It soon became apparent to Dan that these acts of creation were healing and re-creating him. He has taken this realization and made it the focus of his art. Trauma can awaken creativity and, through creativity, healing can begin.