"To experience my work in the elements through the seasons is a study of simplicity interacting with the environment, an inter-play of grace, joy, sensuality, violence; a tactile sublime experience."
Art has always been an inherent part of David's life. At an early age, he began inventing and creating by improving existing works of art and crafting unique objects. He once connected multiple bicycles together to make a ride-able train. On a different occasion he chained sawing blocks of ice from his parents' pond to make towering ice scrapers.
David grew up in Pittsburgh surrounded by art, raised with a very creative, artistic mother and parents who are avid collectors. He remembers spending family vacations at museums in awe of really big sculptures, such as the works by Rodin, Calder and Moore.
David became intrigued by the development of abstract art forms when he studied architecture and fine art at the College of Environmental Design at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Through his studies, he gained a greater understanding of spatial patterns, design and how changes in the climate affect every type of life in the environment. In 1989, David won first place at the University's outdoor sculpture competition with his first large-scale installation. This success drove him to pursue his love of art and the outdoors.
Upon graduation David traveled for a year studying art and exploring five continents. His inspiration stems not only from his travel experiences - but also from the elements of his surroundings. David is an avid outdoorsman, never shying away from a storm whether he is kite-surfing, paddle boarding, mountain biking or river kayaking. His adventures create a dynamic interaction with the environment which also inspires his art.
Most of David's pieces are large, outdoor kinetic sculptures. His fascination with creating kinetic art derives from his interpretation of how different life forms exist in the natural world. His pieces embody life-like characteristics as they are affected by changes in the weather. David's kinetic sculptures take on a life of their own - by spinning, bobbing, dancing, and even sleeping - as the weather changes throughout the day and the seasons.
David currently works in St. Augustine, Florida and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. In addition to being an artist, he also is a residential designer and freelance photographer. David's art has been exhibited in Sedona and Scottsdale, Arizona; Carmel, California; Key West, Florida; Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico; Aspen, Boulder, Crested Butte, and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. David's sculptures presently are showing in galleries in Taos, New Mexico and St. Augustine, Florida.
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St. Augustine, FL