David’s studio will be open to the public on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Deconstructing and Metamorphis of Iron to a New and Organic Visual Language.
This oeuvre is the exploration of the process of deconstructing the idea of how we perceive steel as a material.
I am using traditional metal-forming processes that would be employed to precisely manipulate this material into specific shapes for functional purposes. By changing the way this tooling is used and by making my own tooling I am able to make shapes and textures that are not traditionally produced. My query is to find new organic and raw shapes for an alternative language in this rigid material.
The pieces in this series of work explore compositions of form, texture, balance and movement to create a natural or organic vocabulary.
Although some of the pieces have titles that may allude to a known visual reference. Titling is a result of observation after assembly rather than a predetermined intention. It is important to me that any visual reference is implied and not literal and open to the viewers interpretation.