Daniel Miles is a self taught carpenter and sculptor. His work is ever evolving, often beginning with simple primary forms or numbers and shifting gradually. He is primarily concerned with love and the interconnections within his life to others as well as the natural world and our connection to it. Many of the objects he creates appear calm and aesthetically pleasing, yet the processes used in their creation are often incredibly noisy, dusty and aggressive.
Most of these pieces are born quite violently and very rapidly as the act of working upon them is an acute focus of intent upon the material, gradually relenting to the final caress of finishing touches.
"I am a maker of ever changing forms, that grow and develop intuitively, often there is a plan or an ideal, but wheat i have found is that the moments when things do not go to plan are the moments when I really have to be creative and fluid on my toes. Happy accidents or surprise developments, it's good to surprise yourself it's great to feel inspired"
His work seems able to cross some of the supposed boundaries between art and craft as he tends to use many traditional and some may say obsolete skills and tools alongside computer aided design and manufacturing processes to create contemporary interventions and objects.
Daniel has lived and worked near Port Isaac in North Cornwall with his family for around twenty years, he attended Lincoln College of art and design in the early nineties.