My life has been mainly driven by a need to know how things work, and how things come apart and go together again.
Add to that a love for all things unusual and off-centre and I have a mix of interests that have inspired my imagination to create these pieces.
Each piece is the result of months of searching and collecting parts and features. I then employ a unique and meticulous technique of arranging and rearranging hundreds of parts that can take countless hours. The end result is a dark yet beautiful take on natural forms by mechanical intervention; an industrial version of life.
Through my use gears, cogs, pipes, wires, bracketry, and other mechanical elements it allows the sculptures to
take on a new form as though coming to life.
The mechanical can become the life source; the life source reliant on the mechanical.
Dan Lane aka Mechanica