Rick Daddario currently plays and works on a small rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean otherwise known as the island of Oahu. He has been a visual artist far longer than he realizes and tends to explore art on his own terms. For a number of years he explored Postal Art and among the formats—postcards. He has interests which include but are not limited to writing, bonsai, rocks, and ten thousand other things.
Rick Daddario – Random Bits
Imagination and the content of inner and outer worlds are Rick’s endless resource. He enjoys mystery and shadows, including shadow self-portraits, which he claims are available day and night. The flip side of shadows—light—is another favored subject. Words and images appeal to Rick. Unexpectedly he discovered he had been exploring these together for decades. Now he does so intentionally in haiga, etegami, mixed media, experimental and book formats. Rick’s premise is that fun is important. He says when fun is part of his creative process it shows up in a viewer/reader, a reaction he likes.
Shadow self-portraits are a planet – one of about 19 planets – he lives on and explores. Hawaii is one of the places Rick likes to live, and he intends to remain on his “little rock in the big puddle” for as long as possible.
Rick’s visual art dotcom includes writing within visual work, sales and his 19 Planets Art blog. Contact is available through this site.
Rick’s 19 Planets Art blog is his most active blog. He posts several times a week showing current work and occasionally work from previous years.
This Is Not That They Are Just Connected—Rick’s blurb.com book of haiga (image with haiku as one work) was completed in 2012. More books through Blurb or other venues are planned.
Rick’s 19 Planets Cafepress shop has been maintained since 2003. It includes a variety of items. The “Postal Connection” area contains postcards.
Rick’s 19 Planets Access Gallery (a “works” blog) was set up to utilize Fotomoto, a print-on-demand site which focuses on prints and cards. It includes free eCards.