Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Wood Art
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
My name is Daniel. I am a 30 year old paramedic and the owner of Daniel Wood Art. About three years ago, I opened an art studio specialising in wood combined with epoxy, producing unique mezuzah cases and Judaica items. All the work is done by hand only, combined with epoxy and ancient olive tree wood from the Holy Land.
What inspired you to become an artist?
The inspiration came from home, my father was a carpenter, and so was my grandfather. And I continue the tradition in a different and unique way, style and texture.
What is your speciality?
My speciality is mainly to produce unique mezuzah cases – each mezuzah case is different from the other and no mezuzah case is similar to the other. Even if I want to make something similar or compatible with a mezuzah case I made before, it is not possible because of the uniqueness that each olive tree brings with it. In addition, I produce a lot of other products, but the main speciality is mezuzah cases.
Where do you take your inspiration from? Are you pursuing any themes?
I take my inspiration from the imagination and open thinking.
Do you take on commissions and create bespoke designs?
Yes, I produce products by design and custom order.
Which project have you enjoyed working on the most so far?
There is no specific project I enjoyed working on, each piece is unique in itself and brings with it its own satisfaction and experience.
What do you want to achieve with your work and what are your wishes for the future?
My studio is a small study inside my house (a three-bedroom apartment) and my desire for the future is to continue to be a small but unique and special boutique studio.
Where can we find your work?
My works can be found in several places:
Photos: Courtesy of Daniel Wood Art