Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 in October/November of 2015 when this interview took place. "Permission To Enter" infuses conceptual art, new media and eastern philosophy provoking a wide range of emotions from the viewer. Combining iPad paintings and an iOS application that Daniel created, (“Daniel Leighton Art + AR”), he sketches rainbow-colored images resulting in digital paintings then taking it one step further by adding the element of Augmented Reality (AR). AR allows the viewer to interact with the painting through iPhone/iPad, which Daniel programs to recognize the image and can customize with new visuals and sounds. Every single one of his paintings are a combination of iPad’s Procreate and Sketchclub apps, utilizing the Wacom Bamboo Stylus, Nomad Brush, and Sensu Brushes.