Wednesday 11 December 2013

Working on my Sparrow sculpture

I have begun working on a new sculpture called The Sparrow and Bread Crumb. Here I am cutting out the basic shape of the bird from red gum using an axe.

Sunday 8 December 2013

Leonard Cohen

Started Chalk drawing on Swanson St in Melbourne again, the first time in 5 years. Thought I would kick it off with Leonard Cohen as he is touring Australia at the moment.

Wednesday 4 December 2013


It is good to know that sculpture can provide a functional purpose in our daily lives!

Tuesday 8 October 2013

Ned Kelly

Nose Sculpture

I have recently finished this marble nose sculpture, it stands 55cm high floating on a blue stone block. I am going to get a small plark made for the base that says: In remembrance to all the sculptures throughout history who have had their noses smashed off! (this sculpture has been modelled of my own nose).

Wednesday 11 September 2013


These are two drawings I made while visiting Uluru for the first time. I used the red earth there to colour the drawings. For the darker tones I mixed the earth with water and the lighter tones I applied dry.

Barn owl sculpture side lit

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Barn Owl sculpture completed

Marble, red gum fence post and a blue stone base, 127.5 H x 17 W x 13.5 D cm.

Click on the image for an enlarged view.

Monday 5 August 2013

working on the Barn Owl sculpture

The finished marble owl sculpture will sit on top of a red gum fence post that will be mounted into a blue stone block.

Monday 22 July 2013

Study for Barn Owl sculpture

This is a study for a white marble sculpture of a Barn Owl I am currently working on. The owl is 30cm high and will be sitting on top of a red gum fence post that is mounted onto a blue stone block. The above pictures where taken during a one day hands on owl experience in England.

Sunday 21 July 2013

The Venus sculpture completed

This marble sculpture called Venus is inspired by the famous prehistoric sculpture the Venus of Willendorf. As well as a development of other female figures I have been working on up until now. This piece stands 45cm high including it's blue stone base.

Saturday 20 July 2013

Working on the Venus sculpture

These are some photos of the development of the Venus sculpture over the period of a month.

Thursday 18 July 2013

Coburg Mall Traffic Signal Box

This is the Traffic Signal Box I painted in Coburg mall for the Moreland City Council through Urban Smart Projects. They wanted a fun, quirky view of the mall showing it's new improvements including the astro turf covering the blue stone seats.

Study for Venus Sculpture

This is a journal entry working on a design for a marble sculpture that is inspired by the prehistoric sculpture the Venus of Willendorf and a development of my own  female figures up until now.

Friday 12 July 2013

Brancusi's Atelier, Paris.

This series of five paintings of Brancusi's atelier in Paris was created from photos I took during my time there. Each painting has carved 3D elements to enhance the sculptural theme and play with the 2D VS 3D aspects of the subject and the painting. Materials collaged are marble, wood, copper, bronze and photography. Each artwork is 60 x 90cm.

Wednesday 10 July 2013

Tree traffic signal boxes in Camberwell

Above are eight traffic signal boxes (TSBS) of trees I painted for the Boroondara city council in Melbourne through Urban Smart Projects 
The photo of me painted above was taken by Sophie Vlant.

Monday 8 July 2013

Paintings from Europe exhibition at Mario's cafe

An exhibition of art works created in Spain, England and Germany during Daniel's four years spent travelling abroad.
 2nd to the 22nd of April 2013

Mario's cafe, Fitzroy

Monday 1 July 2013

There was a gum at the end of Greeves street

How do you show the absence of a much loved thing? How can you express that it is missing and the loss you feel, when the object itself is no longer there? This was the challenge I came up against while creating this painting of a gum tree that was cut down at the end of Greeves street in Fitzroy. As a way to express this loss I decided to carve out the silhouette of the tree into a wooden board, creating literal absence, then paint the sky and street scene directly over the top creating the illusion of a ghost gum. This way the invisible becomes visible and the gum tree that was once there still exists, living on in our memory of the scene.

Mixed media and wood carving on board, 90 x 60cm.