Because Dan approaches each of his mosaics as a labor of love his preparation process is detailed and thorough. The first step is meeting with the client to get a sense of what the goals for the project are. Dan does extensive research, taking photos, measurements and creates a detailed template of the space. Then he is able to take this info back to his studio to begin the detailed process of cutting and assembling the bits of tile, stone and glass that comprise the finished piece. Once the pieces have been assembled off-site they are brought back to the space and permanently installed.