He has now completed enough to open his first exhibition at the What If? gallery in Dartford High Street.
Using objects ranging from old typewriters, film projectors, computers, nuts bolts and bicycle chains, his collection is entitled “Mechanica.”
Dan, an engineer by trade, said: “I transform everyday objects and mechanical parts into intricately detailed freestanding sculptures, assemblies and wall art. I describe the final result as a dark yet beautiful take on natural forms by mechanical intervention – an industrial version of life.”
Dan and his wife Vicky, 32, share the same love of art, much of which adorns their home in Fleet Road, Dartford.
He said : “We got married last year and in the run-up, we had a lot of people visiting the house to discuss the arrangements. They were fascinated and impressed by my work.”
Dan spends on average between six to eight weeks on each sculpture at his workshop in the back garden.
He said: “I have about 20 pieces and the house is filling up, so I’m giving bits away to
“I have been an engineer by profession for about 15 years, so I’m used to taking things apart and putting them back together.”
Dan has recently bought a bust of Sir Winston Churchill which he is currently working on.
He said: “He’s a subject I have always wanted to tackle.”
The exhibition is on at the gallery from Monday, June 30 to Sunday, July 12.
For more, click here.
Don't miss out, subscribe today. Keep up to date with our newsletters.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Find out what's going on in the garden, with Kent expert Lucy Hewett's weekly update.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.