Do you cover up your hurt and pain to appear “normal”?

Or do you face the feelings, and uncover the real you?

Are wearing a mask to cover the feelings?

What is NORMAL anyway?

I use my work to create a dialog between the viewer and art to encourage discussion about daily stressors, loss, illness, loneliness, family issues, and other “normal” things we all face and use it so that we can find a healing journey to positive mental health.


On Virtual Display Now

Featured Work

Figurative Sculpture



Turmoil Series


Consistentia Painting



A little story

Meet Dayle

Having always know that she was going to make an impact with her quirky view of life and creative gifts, Dayle Sundberg is making it her life’s mission to create an art career and journey with something she was very familiar. Sundberg has wrestled with her own bouts’ depression, anxiety, grief, loss since her teen years, and it also affected many of her family members and friends over the years. She has used that as inspiration for her art and her own self-therapy.


Sundberg had the great fortune of studying under an influential university professor and photographer, John Banasiak, while at University of South Dakota, John sparked a curiosity of the unimaginable measure. That curiosity led Sundberg to discovering the works of the Bay Area Art Movement with the most impactful artist on her works being Manual Neri.  Dayle combined the inspiration she found in works by other well-known sculptors.


Auguste Rodin, Alexander Calder, Manuel Neri and George Segal. 

Neri and Segal are the main influence for Sundberg’s figurative sculptures to help create a most influential body of work addressing the mental health conversations that have increased over the past decade.

After seeing the expressive qualities Neri used with his life-size female figures by using texture and bright slashes of color Dayle was inspired to find her own voice by using the female form.  The works are created by using the similar technique as Segal and the heavy textures and the bold colors of Neri’s works, however, the colors from Dayle’s pieces come from setting each sculpture on fire and burning it.


In each piece burned, it became a ritual type of event, symbolic of releasing the hurt into the flames, a healing process of sorts. If one were ever to touch the pieces, there is a feel of harsh textures and beaten areas to represent the grief and sadness. Hidden through the flame-colored marks are soft, subtle areas that are sensuous, smooth and indicate hope and peace that is within all people.

Through her art, she hopes to create a movement in the art and health care fields called The Stigma Stop: Why be normal when nothing is normal?   With the hopes that many inspired installations and artworks around the world will be created by artists, individuals, and community organizations based on the The Stigma Stop Philosophy.


Dayle’s work and installations are “impactful” and “a type of mental intimacy that allows the viewer to transform the artwork into their own expression of emotions.”

-Liela A.

Dayle Sundberg

Virtual Scroll Through Exhibit

Virutal Exhibition: Turmoil Series


The Quirky One Speaks

Peace, Quiet, & Create

I always go, go, go. And do and go, and do and go for everyone else, hours upon hours for others. For my family, for my friends, for my clients, I just go and do. Until I'm exhausted, my body aches, and I drop at night. I rarely do something for just me. Until this...

My Parents are Gone. Aren’t they?

My Parents are Gone. Aren’t they?

As I worked in my studio a few days ago I was going through papers, sketchbooks, patterns, old jewelry, and magazines trying to come up with the inspiration and bits of quirk for The Turmoil Series I have been working on the past two years. I got sucked into a time...


Gallery Store

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Please contact Dayle if interested in a specific piece or print.


Gettysburg, SD 57442, USA
(605) 769-0811



Open Hours

Monday - Friday: By appointment
Weekends: By appointment
Holidays: Close