pink: from the "cooked" series

pink: from the "cooked" series, 13" x 19", 2003

Sunsetting The Daily Palette

After fourteen years and nearly 5000 editions of The Daily Palette, we share news of the end of its active publication. We are currently working on a permanent home for its archive. For now the archive is accessible and we invite you to search through its vast collection.

I am deeply grateful to all of the University of Iowa student researchers who have helped coordinate the project, as well as to the administrators and technical staff whose support have made the 'Palette' an enduring element of the University's arts and humanities scholarship. Most of all I am grateful to the thousands of artists we have had the honor to showcase, and to the Palette's hundreds of thousands of visitors over the years. Thank you for your contributions, for your encouragement and for your support.

Jon Winet, Daily Palette Director

As our final edition we share our very first post from August 23, 2004.

Grinnell resident Dan Ferro received his B.A. from the University of California in San Diego where he studied photography, sculpture, and music. He studied commercial photography at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and moved to Iowa in 1989. With over 25 years experience as a photographer and independent software creative director and producer, the use of technology has become a central element in the exploration and development of his vision.

About the artwork: The twelve images in the "cooked" series are direct scans of cooking sheets and baking pans using a flatbed scanner. This work is an exploration of the transitional and disregarded; the unnoticed and commonplace. The images do not replicate what the human eye can see. They are abstract photographic images that explore visual possibilities using light and lens.

Dan Ferro's website

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