Daniel Bretl - Portfolio for Graduate School Application

Living Image

Setting colors free in the name of evolution

100 Word Story

Collaborative spontaneous story writing


Taking a few megapixel-sized steps backwards


Using color to discover patterns of word usage

Long Exposure

Exploring the display of change over time


Living a life in images

Travel Blog

Visually exploring the world at large

Place in Silhouette

Capturing the essence of a place in its shapes


Turning everyday life into art

This Pen...

Finding my true paper self

My journals are essential to my process of doing basically absolutely anything. This year, I think I found the perfect book and the perfect pen, and the result has been a writing and drawing space in which I truly feel like I found myself on paper. I believe that the scanned images of this book are as important a part of what I am as an artist and a creator as anything else in this portfolio.

You can browse through scans of all of my journal pages with the following slideshow: