"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.
- 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