Dan Kangas - stop H
13 Trillium Trail / Tel: (905) 726-4226
Artists Website: dankangas.com
GPS: N 44° 33.570 - W 79° 38.910
GPS Decimal (Google) 44.560294, -79.652854
New to Images Studio Tour this year is artist, Dan Kangas. He creates large wall mounted driftwood sculptures from his home studio in Horseshoe Valley.
Canadian wildlife with a bit of a twist, nothing new and everything old. Originally from North York, Dan graduated in Industrial Design at Ontario College of Art in 1984 and for the past 30 years has made a living as an illustrator,
mostly digital images created for advertising and design studios.
Recently, Dan has taken his design experience in a new direction, hands on building with unusual materials and repurposing vintage
tools and artifacts.
He was winner of the Peoples Choice award at the latest Muskoka Arts & Crafts spring members show held annually in Bracebridge.
"Old weathered things, are much more interesting to my eye, if I owned an antique car it would be rusted out, sitting in tall grass with a tree growing through it".
One could say he wants to bring a little of that inside where it can be appreciated all year round.
The outcome is beautiful and unpredictable, an artistic collaboration with our heritage, nature and a design understanding.