Daniel Byrne specialises in developing and working with robust paper-based materials, transforming nature’s most arresting specimens into living beings by reimagining the poses and formations of real life and translating these into dynamic compositions. His inspiration is drawn from the drama of the natural world and the potential of colour and pattern presented by multiples.
His work incorporates butterflies, with their varying colours and wing patterns, birds and fish – all lending themselves particularly well to graphic compositions.
Each bird or butterfly is fabricated by hand in paper-based materials, usually with a metallic reflective quality, each involving a further five processes including printing, die cutting, scoring, folding into a 3Dimensional form, finishing and pinning to the back board. Every artwork represents hundreds of hours of dedicated precision making and is made to commission.