Daniel Merriam (American, b. 1963)
Changing Views, 2016
Contemporary surrealist Daniel Merriam paints an airy dreamworld of Victorian characters and architectural wonders, fueled by fantasy and a romantic sensibility. In Changing Views, elaborate structures are carried by adorned elephants directed by dapper monkeys. The precision of Merriam’s technique brings forth an infinitely imaginative tableau, one that can keep the viewer engaged for hours.