David Horowitz Studio
David’s studio will be open Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 from 10 AM to 6 PM.
My work uses found objects, both natural and human-made. I combine the pieces I find in a stacking and balancing construction. I do not weld or use glue. I use this “stacking” method to create my sculptures in order to emphasize the concept of balance. Balance is required in order to live our lives in a healthy way, both emotionally and physically. It is imperative that there be balance between humans and nature / our environment. Some of my favorite objects to use are springs, because they demonstrate how precarious life can be, and because they embody potential energy.
The fact that the objects which make up my sculptures are not bound together means that the sculptures must be broken down into their individual parts in order to be moved. This requires the buyers to put the sculptures back together wherever they wish them to be displayed. This simple act creates a bond between the owner and the sculpture, and between the owner and me (the original sculptor).
My woodcarving assemblages are also based on balance. I strictly use primitive hand tools to create a dialogue between myself and the wood in its natural form. Using hand tools rather than power tools allows me to bring out the form I see through feeling it with my hands. In a world of mass production, AI, robots and 3D printing, I walk in the opposite direction. Each piece I make is truly one-of-a-kind, a completely unique creation of balance and beauty.