Daniel Calderwood LSDC
Daniels life, and subsequently his work, are heavily influenced by the instinctive and the coincidental, drawn to nature by its utter perfection, delicate yet tenacious. He aims to reconnect with the primitive human subconscious and form a dialogue concerned with the way natural order and sponteneity influences the creative process.
Daniel works as an organism grows, governed by basic rules to retain order but driven by instinct, intuition and improvisation.
Process led, his materials are never forced, but are nurtured into their ideal forms. Steel, in particular, is a material that has incredible duality; delicacy and plasticity, but, at the same time, strength and endurance. Merging natural intuition and technical ability, pieces are developed through repetition; physical form through evolution, as if the work itself were a species.
2011-2014 Hereford College of Arts-Hereford; BA(hons) Artist Blacksmithing 2:1
2006-2008 University College of Art & Design – Canterbury; B-TEC Diploma: Art/Design (specialised in 3D Design) MMM (3x merit), Certificate in Graphic Art: Level 3
2013-present Self employed- artist/temporary events creative installations (UK and South Africa)
2017-present partner in ‘The Land’, artist retreat and reforestation project, Knysna, South Africa