Danica Barboza / Kaleidoscope / article
Danica Barboza’s practice encompasses a multiplicity of forms. The great commonality linking her sculptures, drawings and writing is the artist’s emphasis on the processes of deconstruction and discovery. Her narratives grow out from the dissection of bodies and structures, and are leavened with a sharp dose of iconoclasm. They are also strongly informed by evolutionary theories of attachment, based on the research of developmental psychologist John Bowlby—specifically, the notion that any figure associated with feelings of safety and protection is susceptible to being treated as a carer figure and recruited to feed others’ need for building affective bonds.