Born in Campbell River in 1972, Daniel Wallace descends from a long line of carvers—at least six generations—and grew up watching his grandfather and uncle carve. Daniel has worked in wood since 1998, and later developed an interest in engraving jewellery, for which he is most well known. Daniel’s work is very precise, and he uses unusual texturing in his pieces, pushing the limits of cross-hatching to achieve a greater contrast with uncarved areas.
Dan's crest is the double-finned Killerwhale. He was raised in the Wai-Wai-Kay Village on Quadra Island by a family of carvers (Ruben, Geoff, and Tom Wallace). He is mostly self-taught and influences include: Derek Wilson, Hank Robertson, and Reg Davidson. Dan was featured in the comprehensive Totems to Turquoise show at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, 2005. (Lattimer)