"Dan is a masterful artist who mixes old and new forms. Coming out of America's Abstract Expressionist tradition, his "Recorded Expressions" series both continues this painterly tradition in stunning beauty, and turns upside down the romantic notion of individual expression via the notion of recorded images in the computer age. "Found Objects" is a phase Emerson used, as well as Duchamp, but the hauntingness of found objects in Dan's work hints a a post-apocalyptic time. From the Ghost images of a Bacon-like Skylark, to the specter of the military aerial image turned on the Pentagon, the beautiful strangeness of Dan's vision reveals dark truths, as great art often does. What most strikes me in Dan's 16 canvas arrangements is the sheer beauty of the paintings and the design of the large works, which truly create a world elsewhere to wonder in."