Dan Planko

"I like to create objects and projects that make people smile and flourish, to see the world in different ways, to reinvent the everyday."

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Daniel Planko is an artist, designer and maker whose works covers a wide range of media, scale and application. From a series of mobile sculptures for the atrium of a children's hospital to the staging of art happenings, to the fabrication of striking pieces of unique furniture out of at once familiar things, Planko's work is characterized -- if it can be characterized -- as a marriage of the handmade and the industrially-produced, the serious and the whimsical, the familiar and the unexpected.

In seeking to have people see the world in different ways-- to reinvent the everyday -- his work operates in the realm of ideas, the power of community, the transformative powers of art and objects, and the rewards of seeing and being in the world.