As the son of a carpenter, Dan has always had a strong connection with wood and makes it the centre of his art. He uses recycled materials whenever possible.
“I work mostly in locally-sourced timber from trees that have either fallen themselves, or have been felled for safety reasons.
“I tend to use traditional timber frame joinery methods, often without glue, and attempt to use the joinery as an integral part of the overall design. My pieces of furniture are very solid and are made to last.”
“My sculptural pieces evolve organically, in a variety of different directions and often resemble micro-organisms and plant life on a large scale.
“Sometimes, I will scale up an organism beyond recognition, which offers us a warped perspective on the minute and intricate.
“I enjoy creating work when I have no idea what the outcome will be. That tends to inspire new directions or themes.”