Sourcing his inspiration from travel, spirituality and the radiant beauty found in nature, Daniel Stanford, a Montreal-based eclectic artist, is committed to cre- ating art that stirs the soul. Renowned for his distinctive use of mixed media, Stanford’s expertise lies in presenting his unique vision by combining photog- raphy and natural elements such as wood, gold, pigments and precious metals. Tapping into mysticism, enlightenment and perspective, Stanford thrives on using his work to reflect and re-contextualise inner and outer beauty. We find parallels to an archaeological approach in the way Stanford references ancient cultures and temples. This imaginative approach to his craft has served Stanford throughout his illustrious career, extending from artistic direction to painter and photographer.