Daniel Moore grew up in Iowa City and attended the University of Iowa. It was there that he discovered one could actually major in Art. He obtained his BFA in Graphic Design & Photography and minored in Ceramics and Metalwork/Jewelry. Upon graduation he relocated to Phoenix, AZ. and worked full time as a graphic designer for a variety of corporate entities. Inspired by the works of Ansel Adams, in addition to his day job, he pursued his love of photography by photographing the natural world while hiking, backpacking and mountain biking throughout Arizona. At his last position, he was introduced to working with metal and welding, self-taught, Daniel expanded to 3-Dimensional pieces.
His botanical themes are influenced by my many years of exploring Arizona and the Sonoran Desert, whose plant life and landscape diversity rivals that of any other terrestrial ecoregion on Earth. His pieces reflect a desire to combine iconic design with a medium that reflects a sense of timelessness and permanence. His photographic background influenced the choice to “frame” each design within the confines of a rectangle, producing a contemporary, somewhat formal presentation that contrasts well with the colors and organic forms in its environment.
Daniel Moore has been commissioned to create many works on all scales for both residential and commercial clients. The last few years have seen him move into the Public Art arena, an area he is strongly drawn to. His completed projects include inspired sculptural pieces, memorable freestanding works, gateways, enclosures, furniture and more. He has always thought that simple, elegant designs are the most impactful. His pieces reflect a desire to combine iconic design with a medium that reflects a sense of timelessness and permanence while expressing the visions of the client.
Through his work as an artist, Moore creates spaces that enhance the built environment, invites personal interaction, and engages the public through his works of art by identifying themes meaningful to each specific site and community.