Dan Sigler was never formally trained as an artist, but has gradually developed his medium and style throughout his life. He has always had an interest in vintage architectural objects and their use, as well as in physically building things. The idea of taking discarded objects and presenting them in a new and appealing way led Dan to create constructions and three-dimensional paintings that connect nostalgic memories of things past with the present in order to provide the thought of a hopeful future.
Dan continues to be amazed at how his projects, once begun, tend to design and build themselves. Each starts with one simple idea or mental picture, and becomes his partner in its own creation. “If my art makes people remember and smile, then it has fulfilled its mission”, Dan says. Each of his constructions are handmade and one of a kind.
While Dan resides in Indiana, he creates his work at his studio in the Saugatuck-Douglas area. He has exhibited his work around Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan, including Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize competition.