David is a sculptor and painter. He enjoys the creative process and, in recognition of this, deliberately selects processes which require him to make decisions intuitively and instinctively, trusting, evaluating, disrupting, destroying and constructing. David exploits the philosophy of emergence in the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions; exploiting organic variance within an overall apparent repetition, selecting and discarding chance driven elements using wayward systems to create and challenge the work to emerge.
“In my art practice I find myself drawn to the challenge of reacting to space and context.”
Celebrating 175 Years of the Arboretum with Artcore project of Invisible Boundaries – a title with lots of layers of meaning and possible interpretation. My reaction was to devise a way I could use my sculpture to celebrate the park and encourage people to look at it with new eyes. To relate to people on their first visit 175 years ago and what it meant. I chose to use laser cut mirrored Perspex that I would configure to absorb and reflect the environment. It will be sculpted in a way that break up the scene with ‘pixels’ of images it captures, which will change as you move around the sculpture. The mirrored material will provide a new way of looking reflecting elements of its surroundings and bringing them together in the form of the sculpture. This reflects how coming together which enriches the whole community. The Arboretum has provide a place to share for 175 years.
The sculpture celebrates by capturing the park in a way that it will not have been seen before – documenting each transient siting of the sculpture as it absorbs its surroundings.