Author: Rebecca Cox

Dan David Talks us Through 'Future Fossils - Ichnike'

AR: What was the driving force behind your choice to become an artist?

Dan: I have always loved working with my hands and enjoy the creative process. My traditional training as a stone carver has its particular constraints and i enjoy pushing the boundaries.

AR: Does your artwork have a message? 

Dan: Not a message as such. I like to play with the ideas of perception and assumption. For instance I often disguise the stone by spray painting it, giving it a new surface so that it challenges the viewer. If anything its more about memorialising. Setting an object in stone, freezing it in time.

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AR: Do you keep tabs on art trends or are you all about doing your own thing?

Dan: I love to see what other artists are up to, but I’m mainly inspired by the period i grew up in 80’s-90’s.

AR: What/who are your biggest influences, artists or otherwise? 

Dan: The YBA’s are my biggest influencers. I like their brevity and anarchic approach to giving the establishment of the time the big middle finger.

AR: How has your life and experiences influenced your artwork?

Dan: All of my work is heavily influenced by my memories that hark back to the prime of my life. I set these memories in stone to make them permanent. I am constantly creating memorials to the those formative experiences.

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AR: What did it feel like when you sold your first artwork?

Dan: Pretty damn good. It reaffirmed to me all the effort and commitment is well worth it.

AR: What’s your favourite creative work (artwork, music, play, film, etc)

Dan: That would have to be Ai Weiwei’s Cao, which I saw at the Royal Academy in 2015. This haunting and technically brilliant piece blew my mind. I have never been so moved and inspired by a sculpture and its maker.

AR: What is your workspace set up like? Are you in a studio/do you work alongside others/are you at a laptop or freehand?

Dan: My studio, which is in an old piggery just on the Norfolk, Suffolk border, is very minimal due to the amount of dust I create. I work at a banker (a stone carvers bench), using traditional carving tools - mallet and chisels. I share my studio space with my wife who is also an artist.

To check out Dan's full collection of sculptures, click here!


Wobbly by Erwin Wurm
Wobbly £7,650
Ivy Mike by Robert Longo
Ivy Mike £14,280

Robert Longo


Limited edition of 15

Forest of Doxa by Robert Longo
Balloon Animals I Matching Set by Jeff Koons
Balloon Animals I Matching Set £45,900

Jeff Koons


Limited edition of 999

Diamond (Blue) by Jeff Koons
"Coca Cola" Glass Vase £4,250

Ai Weiwei


Limited edition of 300

Mel Ferrer's Nightmare (Grey With Flowers) by Pure Evil
Mel Ferrer's Nightmare (Grey With Flowers) £1,500

Pure Evil


Limited edition of AP

The Wild Swim from £120

Oli Mumby

Various sizes

Off You Pop by Louise Nordh
Off You Pop £95

Louise Nordh

35 x 35cm

Limited edition of 30

Moving Forms by Mr Penfold
Moving Forms £165

Mr Penfold

26 x 30cm

Limited edition of 15

Inside Mickey's Heart from £150

Angel London

Various sizes

Navy Boy £175

Charlie Evaristo-Boyce

50 x 70cm

Limited edition of 25

I Will Bite from £135

Mathilda Mai

Various sizes

Italian Summer by SODA
Italian Summer £125


42 x 29.7cm

Limited edition of 40

Let's Get It On £595

Linda Charles

56 x 76cm

Limited edition of 45

Wash the Blues Away by Charlie Haydn Taylor
Wash the Blues Away from £150

Charlie Haydn Taylor

Various sizes

Inhale £175

Joe Webb

50 x 70cm

Limited edition of 30

Roarsome - Green by And Wot
Roarsome - Green £195

And Wot

50 x 70cm

Limited edition of 2

Fresh £200

Hannah Adamaszek

60 x 75.5cm

Limited edition of 15

Destroy the Patriarchy Not the Planet (Mini) £400

Hannah Shillito

27.9 x 21cm

Limited edition of 20

Scratchin' Cats (Blue) £150

The Cameron Twins

33 x 36cm

Limited edition of 20

Fast Dog £95

Gavin Dobson

50 x 70cm

Limited edition of 100

In The Sky With Stars £195

Charlie Evaristo-Boyce

70 x 100cm

Limited edition of 16

Gamebuoy by Nick Chaffe
Gamebuoy £100

Nick Chaffe

29.7 x 42cm

Limited edition of 50

Seascape W £300

Newton Blades

50 x 30cm

Limited edition of 100