Daniel Barojas

Daniel Barojas (a.k.a. R5, Rope5) Born in Mexico City and now living in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Daniel works in various artistic mediums including painting, mixed media illustration, watercolor, graphic/product design, jewelry, photography and murals.
The creative works from the mind of Daniel Barojas seek to cultivate a visual world that is a brew of elements from traditional cultures, ancient mythologies and popular fables mixed with urban influences.

Seeking a balance between the subject, and shapes, patterns or illusions, balanced by a heavy dose of color is Daniel’s method to create a deeper relationship with both the process of creation and the outcome of artistic input.
Daniel’s mission is to spread positivity by means of creativity.

“Creativity is a force that can have a great impact on peoples’ lives.

Through my years exploring artistic endeavors in the visual realm, I have tried to convey creative expressions that positively reach others.

The ultimate goal is finding avenues for using art, design, creativity and visual elements that promote a steady and expansive growth both personal, professional and spiritual.

Manifesting creativity by using subject matters and artistic styles that garner a second look or an introspective moment of depth, movement and reflection for the viewer.”


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New Necklaces (most of em)

New Necklaces (most of em)

I have made new necklaces for the upcoming Emerging Artist Exhibit, I am showing most of them, but keeping some of the most complex to debut at the exhibit. Enjoy.




































This necklace has nephrite jade and coral with a carved alligator jade pendant.






































This necklace is made of malachite, lapiz lazuli, Obsidian, Aquamarine






































This necklace has Chiapas amber, Malachite, Silver and Opal





































This necklace has Lapiz Lazuli, Moonstone, Coral, Glass






































This necklace has Baltic amber, Chipas amber, Chrysophase, Turquoise, Aquamarine






































This necklace was made for my homie JPatt of The Knocks, this has Marble, Coral, Moonstone, Malachite, Silver, Agate


My favorite musical instrument

My favorite musical instrument

Handpan is a term for a group of musical instruments resulting from a growing worldwide interest in the Hang, an instrument invented and built by the company PANArt Hangbau AG.

Properties adopted from the Hang by most handpans are the basic form consisting of two metal half-shells glued together, a center tone field surrounded by a circle of at least seven tone fields on the upper side and an opening in the bottom side. Differences as compared to the Hang are the used materials, the manufacturing processes of the raw forms, the shaping of the tone fields and the tuning methods. Some handpans are also different from the basic tone field layout of the Hang.
The term handpan first appeared online in the fall of 2007 on the website of an American steelpan producer Pantheon Steel. It was used to describe its own development of a new instrument which was launched as an alternative to the Hang.
Consequently, the term found its way into discussions in the defunct Hang-Music Forum on the Internet. The successor of this forum was founded in 2009 and was called handpan.org. This way the expression handpan found wide circulation. A new generic term for this group of instruments had become necessary as PANArt had registered the name Hang as trademark for musical instruments.

The first four instruments, which are generally included by the term handpan, were Caisa by Kaisos Steel Drums (Germany, 2007), BElls by BEllart (Spain, 2009), Halo by Pantheon Steel (USA, 2009) and Spacedrum by Metal Sounds (France, 2009). Today, significantly more than 100 handpan builders have entered the market and offer instruments that vary widely in material, manufacturing techniques, shape, sound and quality. 
















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