Collection: La Soma

An exhibit featuring work by Daniel and Foster Romano

Combining painting and sculpture in unexpected materials and forms, Colorado artist Daniel Romano offers new dimensions of thought on the world today. Using eyes trained by a life of creative work and his unique neurodiverse perspective, he makes art that expresses his one-of-a-kind view of the world.

My name is Foster Romano and I am a professional artist. I grew up in Colorado Springs. As of 2022 I am 18, and an only child. My dad is an artist and a maker. I was raised in his studio where he has taught me how to use my imagination and work with my hands

Growing up, reading was always a huge struggle for me due to my diagnosis of dyslexia. In school, learning relied on reading and spelling skills, which made it nearly impossible for me to succeed. The lack of support for people who learn differently led my parents to understand that conventional education was not for me.

When I was 11, we started homeschooling, which has allowed me to thrive and grow. Homeschooling has made learning accessible to me, through experiences and projects. It has allowed me to spend time creating and making art, and working on technical projects, such as restoring a ‘62 Hillman Minx.

My work is in calligraphy based art, spanning mediums of street art, paint, metal work, clothing and jewelry. My art is an expression of my experience learning to read and spell. The foreign shapes and figures provide a taste to the viewer of the struggle and frustration that I experienced growing up.

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