Daniel Carey

Dan Carey — Born 1950, Bangor, Maine. I haven’t made it back yet. Attended 14 different schools, K to High School in the US & Europe, and then 4 colleges & universities. Always took art classes, made commercial pottery or drew, painted & photographed. Resident of Santa Cruz, CA since 1982, week of the flood. Timing is everything. Small business owner for 30 years.

Some notable artistic influences:

  • 2 years of Waldorf school North Hollywood, CA, 2nd & 3rd grade
  • Frank Erickson, Painter, University of Utah Salt Lake Laboratory School, Jr high art teacher. Notable quote: “There is no such thing as ‘black’ paint. Only Black Theory. Look in! Find color”.
  • John Laska, Painter, art teacher, Indiana State University Terra Haute. Notable quote: “Of course! You can use the pottery studio as much as you want”.
  • Minna Citron, Printer, Painter & much more, visiting scholar at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Carbondale, CO. Notable quote: “Let your work communicate! Artistry is in how you go about showing what you have to say”.
  • Dr. Keith Justice, Director, Colorado Rocky Mountain Biological Station, Gothic, CO. Notable quote: “Back in the old days, a man ground his own pigments. There was none of this lazy man ready made stuff”.
  • Andy Lenz, Artist and art store owner. Notable quote, while looking at one of my paintings: “You know you are wasting your time”. Yeah, I know, Andy. Everybody’s a painter. Most people still own every painting they ever made….. “No. I mean running this business. You just need to paint a few of those every year”. So this is all his fault!

I have an incurable habit of messing around with stuff, juxtaposing materials and processes, looking for results reflecting a direct timeless aesthetic. There are no boxes; only a continuum. The leather project started in 2006 with one square foot of rawhide and a random idea. This current series of lamps is a sample of results so far and a hint of outrageous things to come.

During my extended and everlasting childhood, luck and desire exposed me to many types of art and media, as well as creatively influential people; sciences from anthropology to zoology; trades and everyday practical experiences. Jack of all trades and master of a couple!

Email for a consultation. dan@graphaeo.com

Daniel Carey

Dan Carey — Born 1950, Bangor, Maine. I haven’t made it back yet. Attended 14 different schools, K to High School in the US & Europe, and then 4 colleges & universities. Always took art classes, made commercial pottery or drew, painted & photographed. Resident of Santa Cruz, CA since 1982, week of the flood. Timing is everything. Small business owner for 30 years.

Some notable artistic influences:

  • 2 years of Waldorf school North Hollywood, CA, 2nd & 3rd grade
  • Frank Erickson, Painter, University of Utah Salt Lake Laboratory School, Jr high art teacher. Notable quote: “There is no such thing as ‘black’ paint. Only Black Theory. Look in! Find color”.
  • John Laska, Painter, art teacher, Indiana State University Terra Haute. Notable quote: “Of course! You can use the pottery studio as much as you want”.
  • Minna Citron, Printer, Painter & much more, visiting scholar at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Carbondale, CO. Notable quote: “Let your work communicate! Artistry is in how you go about showing what you have to say”.
  • Dr. Keith Justice, Director, Colorado Rocky Mountain Biological Station, Gothic, CO. Notable quote: “Back in the old days, a man ground his own pigments. There was none of this lazy man ready made stuff”.
  • Andy Lenz, Artist and art store owner. Notable quote, while looking at one of my paintings: “You know you are wasting your time”. Yeah, I know, Andy. Everybody’s a painter. Most people still own every painting they ever made….. “No. I mean running this business. You just need to paint a few of those every year”. So this is all his fault!

I have an incurable habit of messing around with stuff, juxtaposing materials and processes, looking for results reflecting a direct timeless aesthetic. There are no boxes; only a continuum. The leather project started in 2006 with one square foot of rawhide and a random idea. This current series of lamps is a sample of results so far and a hint of outrageous things to come.

During my extended and everlasting childhood, luck and desire exposed me to many types of art and media, as well as creatively influential people; sciences from anthropology to zoology; trades and everyday practical experiences. Jack of all trades and master of a couple!

Email for a consultation. dan@graphaeo.com