Daniel Mack

Rustic Furnishings

Daniel Mack, Biography

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


Dan on the beach

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.

His sixth and seventh books were published in 2008.  He regularly teaches workshops on rustic work and creativity. He is writing The Nature of Making , an approach to creativity 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.      

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