Line field is a series of abstract paintings and drawings that are about time, freedom, and consequence. They are made with lines stacked together in sequence. Each line informs its sequential predecessor creating complex patterns of line and color.
Magic Mirror Scroll
3 Sumi Ink drawings on Paper 36” x 84” 2018
Acrylic on Canvass 118” x 74” 2019
Color Studie 1-6
6 Colored Ink drawings on Paper 4” x 24” 2017
Oil on Panel 48” x 32” 2018
Breach, Clown Mountain
Acrylic on Panel 18” x 24” 2018
Oil on Board 48” x 32” 2018
Across The Clouds
A tin can or “lovers” telephone is a centuries old device using two tin cans attached to either end of a taut string or wire. This allows individuals to communicate over short distances using acoustic vibrations. I met my wife when she temporarily traveled to Nashville from England to install a light based art exhibit. After eight weeks of an illuminated blissful romance she sadly had to return to England. We spent months apart but maintained a relationship via video chat, talking for hours as if I was actually there. During the long periods of separation I was so thankful to live in a world with the internet acting as an invisible thread connecting us across the clouds. This sculpture is based on the experience of having a relationship across the atlantic ocean that would have been impossible without modern communication.
Spectrum wind is a sculpture designed to promote the Bonnaroo music festival. Made out of multicolored plastic Solo-cups stacked and attached over a variety waved shaped rods. The shape of the installation resembles a colorful wind blowing through the walls of the Nashville airport skylight. It has a playful, whimsical, and psychedelic nature successfully captures the mood of a music festival.
Are we There Yet
Commissioned in 2014 by Metro Nashville Arts Commision this Sculptural bike rack depicts a time-lapse sequence of a jog. The legs are acting as an anthropomorphized take on a traditional U-shaped bike rack. It is located on Charlotte Pike in front of the Lentz Health Center.
2018 Solo Exhibition at the Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville TN
Standing Wave, is a pattern that happens when vibration is applied to a string or resonator fixed between 2 points. The vibration traverses along the fixed path in a wave pattern until it hits the endpoint and travels back in an equal but upside down pattern back toward the original point. When viewed with the human eye the string appears to vibrate up and down. This phenomenon is what happens when a string on an instrument is played. In this series Duncan McDaniel incorporates art and design into an intrinsic experience of finding harmony and simplicity in the creative process. The organic quality of the work is not as much of a decision of subject matter, but more of a process based evolution that highlights the binding connection between man and nature. Using elements of artificial light, found industrial materials and inks the artist creates work that reflect shapes and patterns that are nestled harmoniously in between the natural, manufactured, and the spiritual.The soul of the work reflects an approachable light hearted quality indicative of hearing a pleasing note or the sound of aum.
Shadow of The Harpeth
Sculptural bike rack commissioned by Leadership Franklin in 2019. It is located in Downtown Franklin TN. The blue line is a depiction of the Harpeth River as it runs through Franklin. It is installed on an inlaid concrete diagram of Franklin projecting an ever moving shadow across the map.
120” x 120” x 55” Powder Coated Steel on Concrete
East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Commissioned by Knoxville’s East TN Children’s Hospital in 2016 this version of spectrum wind is on permanent display in a skylight chamber room visible on the top floor of the hospital. The LED lights shift through the color spectrum mimicking the color patterns in the cups.
Steel Rods, Plastic Cups, and LED lights, 8’ x 20’ x 7’
Sound Board Sliders
Functioning bicycle rack in the shape of mixing board sliders. Commision by the Metro Nashville Arts Commision in 2013 this bike rack portrays Nashville's music industry without the use of a guitar or music note. It can be found in the 12th south neighborhood in Nashville TN
Steel and Powder coated paint, 10' x 12' x 1'
Mural on the Side of Fort Houston, a maker space in Nashville. The line pattern is reminiscent of wood grain nodding to the abundance of wood workers in the facility. The colors are based on TN sunsets.
Acrylic Paint 40’ x 12’
8' x 8' x 20' Interactive sculpture located in Graham, North Carolina's historic downtown. Material's are 17 bent steal rods with 85 colorful plastic discs that slide freely. Abacus wave is designed to acts as a gateway to a Children's museum. Children are encouraged to play on and interact with the sculpture.
I am excited to announce that my line drawings will be reinterpreted in wood block printing method. This image will be printed at Nashville’s famous Hatch Show Print gallery in September.
Balloons are a series mostly from the late aughts exploring the sculptural potential of latex balloons through light, repetition and texture.