My name is Dan Reisner; I am an artist – sculptor and explorer. Welcome to my website.
Working on a small scale allows the sculptor to create series, which means working with stories, narratives, relationships, and affinities. 10 years ago, I started a series of small sculptures. Today, there are about 40. I wanted to create works that were compact and portable – easily moved from place to place. This series has been accompanying me for the past decade, along with a cognitive development process I have been undergoing, so that each work is an insight, cast into shape. The series is introspective in nature, and thus, originates from the fundamental sculpting archetype – the self portrait, which repeats itself in each piece and changes as I, myself, change. The works occupy a documental, experimental space, combining the experiences of play, drama and performance art into the objects. Small scale sculpture also allows the artist to realize his creative and spiritual experience in a relatively short process. Accordingly, the eventual price of the sculpture for the purchasing viewer-client is relatively low. The series can be easily transported to the exhibition space, and does not require large spaces (although each small sculpture can be a large-scale outdoor sculpture). As an artist, I think it is important for each and every house to contain art. Having a work of art in your house is a reminder of your ability to let go. It is important that the works remain accessible. Small sculptures are personal. They are related to the ventral space, so that the object does not exceed the size of the body. The sculptures retain their sense of immediacy, playfulness and creativity. When working on a small scale, the technical problems make way for emotional process of working with materials. In a small object, the energy lies in the content. This immediacy is reminiscent of drawing.