Published in Panhandler Issue 6.
Daniel J. Glendening is an artist, writer and occasional curator based in Portland, OR. He received his MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2011, and his BA in Art Studio and English from UC Davis in 2005. His work has been exhibited nationally, including exhibitions in Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and elsewhere, and he has been an artist in residence at Caldera and The Wassaic Project. He collects books and mystical shit. More of his work can be viewed at danieljglendening.com.
An Attempted Partial Taxonomy of Rocks is a project conceived and produced specifically for Panhandler, with special thanks to The Wassaic Project. The work is composed of photographs and found images related to geology, geography, and related concerns, combined with text exploring the relationships between geological scales of time, abstraction, geometry, and myth. The project is also related to states of altered consciousness, power-structures/hierarchies, poetry, death, and sex. The Earth is moving beneath our feet, and all we want to do is dance.