Stream of Consciousness

Illustrative woodcarvings capturing fleeting moments in the natural world, by artist Dan McArdle

FISH IN CLEAR WATER 
Dan McArdle 
Basswood with mahogany frame 
14 x 19 inches 

THE ARTIST: Dan McArdle

BEST KNOWN FOR: Illustrative woodcarving: capturing fleeting moments in the natural world and rendering them in relief using hand tools.

NATURE AND CREATIVITY: An avid self-taught artist and skilled carpenter with a Bachelor of Arts in botany, Montana-based McArdle is a fresh-eyed observer. He explains, "I live in open country and appreciate the delicate art of slender grasses and the settled perfection of native vegetation. I live my life in the outdoors as much as possible and draw direct inspiration from the Mountain West."

OPTIMISM AND FISHING: "In the summer, I walk the streams of Central Montana with my daughter and my son," McArdle says. "To me, fishing is a slow walk in the river, where imagination and hopeful optimism are occasionally rewarded with a beautiful fish."

To purchase or commission work by Dan McArdle: dmwoodcarving.com

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