“Can’t Take It With You: My Selfie” sculpture. PHOTO BY KAREN DAY
from IdaHome--September/October 2023 by IdaHome Magazine
Episode Description - Delia discusses her gallery and progression as an artist.
Delia Dante Gallery is located at 1322 W Main St Boise ID www.deliadante.com
It’s been a week of inspiration and hard work on this body of mine.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with Clothing Designer Robert Comstock @robertcomstockfashion to produce a window sculpture for his store in Boise on Idaho St.
I’m So inspired by his amazing talent as a designer and experiences as a world traveler. This piece reflex his experience hunting with Mongolians and their golden eagles and other birds of prey. I was deeply moved by the first woman to be allowed to complete and hunt with her eagle alongside men.
I've finally started working on my steel panel plasma cut fence, "Save Our Home". It is located between our gallery and our wonderful neighbors the Hurless Brothers Foreign Car Service shop. I loved making paper dolls when I was a child and the image of continuous hearts created by them holding hands always fascinated me. I used this symbolism to relay the importance of saving our Mother Earth for our children. Each cut out child encompasses a different part of our world that we hold dear to our hearts and our longevity. I have 4 more panels left to do. Stop by, say hi and check them out while you PARK FOR FREE in our back parking lot.
I've finally added my signs for my commissions to both restaurants in Boise, Coa De Jima's 'Tree of Life' and Barbacoa's 'Me Deuce'. Stop by both restaurants for amazing food, drinks and art. Looking at that picture of Robert still makes me tear up. Miss him. It was nice to sit with my sculptures and take some more photos. I will always be thankful to Robert and the Barbacoa family for their support and appreciation for the arts.
Delia Dante's is working on her second skull in the series: Greedy Bastard
Delia has been working on the completion of her second skull in the series 'You Can't Take IT With You'. Each skull was formed from a 3D print using plant based filament then electroplated with copper. The crowns were all drawn using a computer process then cut out on her CNC machine. Once the skull has been burned-out she incorporates enamel, both liquid and powdered, to establish its color. This week she has been concentrating on the small details of the crown, eyes and teeth.
Skull Three has just been printed and Delia is just about to put it in the electroplate tank.
March 24, 2022
Have you seen the Medusa statue, or “Me Deuce,” in Barbacoa Grill? The one that is 13 feet tall and a half feet tall. Or the tree, or “Árbol De La Vida” in Coa De Jima Restaurant? The one that is 3,500 pounds. Both are Delia Dante’s....
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Delia has been working hard to update the look and feel of both the gift shop and class studio. She has removed her market jewelry and opened the gift shop for more fine art space. The classroom now has new retail shelves and a better visuals of the class examples for students to look at before their adventure begins.
October 14, 2021
We're super excited our podcast episode with @craftingarevolution hosted by @freemanfurnishings is now out and ready to be heard!! You can also find the video episode on youtube.
September 11, 2020
Delia Dante is an award winning metal and glass enamel artist who grew up in Boise, Idaho. Her freshly remodeled gallery/studio, Fire Fusion Studio, is set to open at it's new location: 1322 W. Main St in downtown Boise in October, 2020. She works with copper and steel and uses enameling to cover her creations in vibrant colors. Delia is shown working out of her home studio which is setup as a temporary workshop where she is creating ornamentation for her new gallery and experimenting with materials.
The drywall is now installed inside and the kitchen area is coming together. Be on the lookout for our custom tile backsplash coming soon! Outside, concrete has been poured on the patio and some of the original stones are being repurposed for the border. Keeping parts of this historic building in place have been a foundation for this renovation.