We first met Dan, or rather we first met his bench, at ICFF a few years back while exhibiting with New Design Canada. Needless to say, upon meeting his bench we had no clue that we would spend the next few years collaborating with him and going to ICFF together.
Company/Organizations: Affiliated with Patrick Roberge Productions, Rollout, Pacific National Exhibition, and the Gering Lopez Gallery
Education: BFA-UBC, FA Diplo-Langara College, ID-OCAID
Describe your work: Whimsical, thoughtful, diverse.
Inspirations: Sonny and Cher Show, Established & Sons, Amsterdam
Future Projects/Goal: To build my own house/studio with reclaimed and repurposed materials
What is one word that describes your artist style? Eclectic.
How did you get started working with ROLLOUT? ROLLOUT founding partners sat on my bench at ICFF 2007!
What resources do you use for creating your work? Web, thrift stores and colleagues.
Can you share any of your secret tips? Never get tied to one concept
What did your parents want you to be instead of a designer? An Architect
Is there a piece of art you wished you had created, and why? The flower puppy by Jeff Koons because it makes me happy.
What gets you excited about tomorrow? The unknown.
How would you refer to the current artistic style and mindset you live in today? Local and thoughtful towards tomorrow.
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