ARTIST STATEMENT: Daniel A. Norman's photographic work and paintings are mainly focused around everyday life in New York City. Within the hustle and bustle of New York, there are special quiet moments that capture his attention and tell an emotional story. These moments range from people sitting on a bench enjoying the view of the East river, to a early morning jogger going for their daily run. New York has a distinguished personality that Daniel tries to create in his work. Sometimes the subject is an iconic building soaring in the sky, framed by a gentle tree, sometimes the subject is an ominous cloud looming over the Statue of Liberty. The balance of the artificial and the natural world is seen throughout Daniel's images of New York.