Danney Parkins

Artist, Marine Zoologist, Educator, Natural Historian

Danney is one of those Renaissance spirits, which brings quite a list of pursuits. She has done everything from pumping gas with a smile, to studying snails with a Scanning Electron Microscope. She works across many different media, including non-traditional textiles and various forms of collage. One day she could be ecodyeing fabric, and the next drawing tree frogs. Danney’s often-watery themes are sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, and often involve environmental, social, and feminist topics. Growing up in the wilds of Alaska, and having a family connected to nature, science, and art, has fueled an endless curiosity about life. Danney loves being involved in the community, engaging in collaborations, and is currently a Substitute Art Instructor at Gallery One in Ellensburg Washington.


Phishies Dinner #2 (Nighthawks Parody)
mixed media collage, 17 x 11 inches

Tangerine Dream (MRI Self Portrait)

cyanotype of MRI, ecodyed, textile, 13 x 10 inches

textile, stained tea bags, silk fragments, 34 x 42 inches