Daniel Mack

Dan on the beach

 

"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy which sustained him through temporary periods of joy."                                                                                  W.B.Yeats

Daniel Mack has worked with natural materials for 35 years as an artist, furniture maker and architectural consultant. His work is in many private and museum collections.   He has written seven books.

In the 1970s, he was a network television and radio producer and talk show host and has taught writing and media at several universities.

Since 2010, he's been doing less rustic furniture and architectural services and more sculptural work with natural materials.  Currently, he is working on sculptural collections from bark he gathers from the banks of the Hudson River. This is the Anima series-- a collection of figures-- and since 2013, a collection of stone carvings, yet unnamed.

He regularly teaches workshops on rustic work and creativity. He is writing The Nature of Making, an approach to creativity and the creayive unconscious based in  archetypal psychology.

  Since 1997, he has been on the Faculty of The

  Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in

  Rhinebeck, NY.  He is actively involved with an 

  avant-garde art and nature movement at The 

  Seligmann Center in Sugar Loaf, NY. He has 

  been on the Board of Directors of the Orange

  County Arts Council and the Board of Community

  2000, a community visioning organization in his

  hometown of Warwick, NY.      

 

2016

STUDIO WORK
  • Continuing to explore expressive capacity of ephemeral materials/simple tools: carved stones, carved bark, collage and assemblage work.
  • Exploring/refining/adapting techniques of surrealism
  • Re-Configured Studio from Woodworking to Sculpture
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INTERESTS
Role of art-making in palliative care, hospice, aging, grief, transition (see Omega Workshop)
Better understanding of the whys and ways people adjust, refine their Stories;
the changing needs of beauty, the feral and new skill and dexterity.
PINTEREST!  See Boards
 
EVENTS/TEACHING
Omega Institute  July
Woodlanders Gathering   August
Mt. St. Mary’s College  May
Cornell Cooperative Master Gardeners  April
 
WRITING
Thin Places, bi-monthly column,
Continuing on Book
 
COMMUNITY
Chairman, Seligmann Center Committee, Sugar Loaf, NY
Trustee, Orange County Citizens Foundation, Sugar Loaf, NY
Board Member, Community 2000, Warwick, NY
 
TRAVEL
Rome, Sicily,, Pacific Northwest

 

Videos:     Alchemy     The Needs     Arts    Rustic      Rustic2

 

Writing:    Essays         Books        Seligmann

 

 Press:          chronogram            

 

www.danielmack.com