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 Casual Alchemist, 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 art and nature movement at

The Seligmann Center in Sugar Loaf, NY.

He has been on the Board of Directors of the

OrangeCounty Arts Council and the Board of Community2000, a community visioning

organization in his hometown of Warwick, NY.      



  • 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
Role of art-making in palliative care, hospice, aging, grief, transition
Better understanding of the whys and ways people adjust, refine their Stories;
the changing needs of beauty, the feral and new skill and dexterity.
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Chairman, Seligmann Center Committee, Sugar Loaf, NY
Trustee, Orange County Citizens Foundation, Sugar Loaf, NY
Board Member, Community 2000, Warwick, NY
Scotland, Rome, Sicily, Pacific Northwest


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Writing:    Essays         Books        Seligmann


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