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Dan Lane of Dartford High Street is exhibiting his works of art made from junk

19 April 2014
by Thom Morris

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.”

For the last three years Dan Lane has been trawling around second hand shops and sales for junk which he has transformed into amazing works of art

For the last three years Dan Lane has been trawling around second hand shops and sales for junk which he has transformed into amazing works of art

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
relatives.

“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 Lane

Dan Lane

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.

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