This illustrated talk explores influences and themes that have prompted David’s sculpture; being more conscious than ever today that the exponential pace of industrialisation has left a splintered web in the continuity between mankind and the rest of creation. The essentially figurative work often combines animal and plant forms in relation to human form in search of connections: acorn in a man’s hand, tulip and bird’s beak and crowning a queen, in a way it’s like darning the odd stitch in that fractured web. David has drawn on paleolithic, pre-classical Greek and African inspiration sensing there is a more visceral engagement with earth, and his own memories of skylarks flitting between sarsen and beech, sentinels of the chalk hills.
The talk will be accompanied with images that have moved David, and with examples of sculpture they have inspired.
Date(s) - 25/04/2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery