On January 30, 2020 we were invited to sit down with Dan Friday for a talk about his work.
Daniel Friday, a member of the Lummi Nation has lived in the Northwest his whole life, a shining product of the studio glass movement. Friday has cultivated his artistic vision with strong influence from his indigenous roots in the Pacific Northwest. Craft, form, and idea drive Dan’s work from conception to object. The past two decades working with artists such as Dale Chihuly and Paul Marioni have given Daniel tools and inspiration to develop craft and produce his art. He feels fortunate to have experienced the rich diversity of Seattle for his skill development. Currently Dan’s work is in collections around the world.
When discussing his work, Friday says;
“I typically work with simple themes and forms, and often employ subtle silhouettes when making my totems. It is a pleasure seeing inanimate objects taking on a life of their own. The more narrative work is usually a personal expression or a means of processing a life event, often with an underlying statement.”