In 1991, artist Dan Rhema survived a near-death experience caused by multiple brain infections from Dengue fever and spinal meningitis. During his recuperation, Dan began to compulsively create multimedia collages, sculptures, and masks from found objects. He also began to paint, capturing the images flowing through him in a unique three-dimensional style.
It soon became apparent to Dan that these acts of creation were healing and re-creating him. He has taken this realization and made it the focus of his art: Trauma can awaken creativity, and, through creativity, healing can begin.