He studied art at the University of Utah and now specializes in etched and carved glass as well as granite. Cummings has several commissioned sculptures on the Utah State University campus. He has completed numerous private and public commissions throughout his career.
Dan is sought out for his unique treatment of glass and interpretation of highly creative challenges in granite. Some of his granite etching work can be seen at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dan was recently selected for the proposed Larry H. Miller Tribute Monument in Salt Lake City, Utah.