• Amoeba, 1968, acrylic on canvas, 60x30 inches

    Amoeba, 1968

    Acrylic on canvas, 60"x30"

  • Coffee Table, 1975, padauk (West Africa) open-edged slab on pine beams, Woodpile Series

    Coffee Table, 1975

    Padauk (West Africa) open-edged slab on pine beams, Woodpile Series

  • Stump Stool, 1970, stained maple, 15.675"Hx17"Wx11"D

    Stump Stool, 1970

    Stained maple, 15.675"Hx17"Wx11"D

" I intend to be progressive when approaching my previous limits with each design. I want to gamble a bit - take a chance with an idea that perhaps may eventually reveal weakness in its content. The gamble often succeeds and sometimes it fails. I see myself a committed teacher of my craft. I find challenges in teaching and feel that the teaching process has contributed to my development as an artist and craftsman. The art is important to me. It makes me want to be progressive in my attitude toward my work."

-Dan Valenza