© Conservation Council of New Brunswick 2023
From Harm to Harmony
Fredericton textile Artist
Danielle Smith is a environmentally engaged textile and mixed media artist located on the un-surrendered and unceded traditional lands of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy Peoples. Danielle is a self-taught emerging textile artist whose preferred medium is sustainably sourced sheep’s wool which is manipulated utilizing both needle and wet felting techniques. She produces both 2D felt paintings and 3D wool sculptures. She often includes other textile techniques such as embroidery, hand stitching, and beadwork into her pieces to give them texture and depth. Danielle graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Forestry. As a sustainability professional who has made her life’s work protecting nature and promoting sustainability, it is only fitting that she now highlights her advocacy work through her art.