Daniel Moe was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1967. He received his bachelors degree in Hot Glass from The University of Wisconsin in 1991.
Being drawn by a powerful calling from the Big Island of Hawaii in 1999 was a key factor to further expand his connection to Mother Earth with his creative glass work. He currently lives and works in Kalapana where he gets his inspiration from living with the volcano Kilauea just a few miles away from his home/studio. Kilauea is one the most active volcanoes in the world yet its activity is uniquely non-violent which makes it an invaluable resource for up-close study and modes of inspiration.
The Kalapana region is also known for its dramatic ocean waters. Waves eternally and passionately crash on the breathtaking lava cliffs moving Daniel to give birth to his ocean wave series.
Itís been said that people living on the East side of this island experience vast and colorful emotions and creative power due to the impact of the energetic forces of nature. Having done much healing after a challenging long-term relationship, with the support of his brothers from the Mankind Project, lots of love from his wife and the inspiration of his two daughters, Daniel has come through much transformation. This internal work has brought order to his life and maturity to his work.
"My work is strongly influenced by the ever-changing relationship of the natural raw elements that make up this earth. When I tune into this sacred space, I understand the connection between the earth elements and my own, therefore bringing oneness and wholeness into my creative work."
"The properties of liquid glass are very much like hot lava or water: adaptable, flowing and versatile. This makes it the perfect material to express the nature of the dynamic raw and liberating energy revealed in the Aina (land) on Hawaii."