My name is Dan and I was born in the United States. I went to school at the Art Institute of Chicago. What inspires me? Everything... Life can be dull and mundane or it can be a mechanical ball full of light, dreams and possibilities. To create you must be open to all forms of art. From the soft airy lines of a plastic bag at flight to a pile of unwanted belongings. One of my favorite things is to create art with found items. To take someone's unwanted item and turn it into an art piece is invigorating.
A little about Red Hot Dan. I am a wack ball that loves creating. For me it is like breathing and when I do not create something I feel like I am slowly suffocating. The fulfillment I feel when I can look at a finished piece makes me want to get out of bed each day. I am a trained artist but a lot of my creativity comes from within thanks to a creative streak in my family. I enjoy, taking B/W photo's, writing, drawing, painting, sculpting, acting, sewing, fashion design, singing, jewelry making and day dreaming.
Jewellery: My jewellery is created individually as wearable art pieces. Each piece is thought out then a mold is built, resin is mixed, colors are hand created and items and or artwork are included. I use found objects, upcycled items and my personal photographs and artwork in my items. My jewellery line ranges from modern elegance to Avant garde Couture.
Photography: My Photography is fine art black and white photography soley done with film developed by me in my darkroom. My photos are true high contrast photographs with rich black and stunning white that convey the utmost emotion in my photographs. My subject matter ranges widely I photograph wildlife to lanscapes to nudes, street life, and more.
Textiles: My textile line includes bonnets, hats both for adults and children and adult collars. My textile pieces always have a mix of modern materials and upcyled and or vintage items. Each piece is designed individually and never reproduced.