Meeting someone whom you admire is never what you expect. Despite our media-saturated culture, encountering famous people in person is delightful and surprising in ways that are impossible to anticipate. My art is to experience first-hand someone who is shaping my world. Returning to the studio, I work my impressions of their personality into clay. The resulting portrait is a lively record of our time together. The permanence of bronze gives lasting substance to what would otherwise an ephemeral and fleeting moment in time. My sculptures are distinctly "pinchy-squeezy." While cast bronze is very hard, the sculptor's clay I work with has a wonderful tactile quality that I like to exploit for visual effect. If I have been successful, when you look at my portraits you will get a sense of my subjects' intellect, humor and humanity. I hope that the pride that meeting my heroes gave me and the joy that I took in creating these artworks will also be evident.
David's ArtPrize Entries
These are David's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
David's Past Work
These are images of past work that David has done.