Daniel Stern is a man with many titles: Artist. Actor. Sculptor. Philanthropist. Writer. Director. Entrepreneur. Community leader. He seamlessly and effectively incorporates all of these identities and passions into his art, with the precision, humor and innovation that has become synonymous with his work. Of all his roles, however, his most cherished title adds a distinct playfulness and joy to his sculptures: the role of father. It is the love he has for family that motivates and moves Daniel Stern to create work that inspires, uplifts, and brings a light-hearted balance to any setting.
“I rediscovered my love of this most tactile experience. It gives me sanity, expression, problems to solve, surprises, risk taking opportunities, consistency, purpose, and a chance to lose myself by immersing myself in art. My figurative bronze sculptures freeze poignant moments of the human experience, capturing expressions of joy, passion, and endless possibility as part of an ever-burgeoning mythology. A story-teller at heart, my sculptural work allows me to give a literal and visceral dimension to my characters, communicating the freeing, fleeting, or reflexive moments of their varied narratives.” Reflecting on his upbringing, he adds, my father was a social worker in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and my mother ran a day care center. My parent’s more liberal attitude towards raising children also gave me an incredible sense of freedom and confidence that has made my life an interesting work of art in itself.”