Sculpture with a social message, sympathy for sufferers, and yearning for peace. Many are geometrical abstract with a cubistic flavor, subtle but undeniable, adding the distance that transcends the personal and reaches the essence.
The feminine presence has been a constant source of inspiration; whether portraits, nudes or compositions. They are seriously beautiful, composed, sometimes regal, and always intelligent.
Solid block of Bible inspired work. Esthetic, philosophical and psychological dimensions explored in pastels, watercolors and oils.
|Existential Anatomy |
An intellectual complex view of anatomy with prose. Pen and ink series of seventy-one works all sized 25.5 X 19 IN.
A natural evolutive process of analytical and synthetic reconstruction leads to all encompassing joyful and whimsical abstract statements. Longtime familiarity with sculpture brings solidity, structure and weight to the playfulness of his designs.
|Texas Moons |
Texas Moons of many moods; the blurry smudged moody moon, the sharp edged ones transpierced by triangles, the concentric target-like moons, moons over seas or blazing as suns, even moons of two different species cohabitating into diptychs.
David's works on paper constitute a whole world of their own and cover a broad range of subjects and techniques, the variations in moods achieved through choices of media and colors. Life, nature, history, fascination with abstractions led him into a long period of innovative designs.
A definite playfulness and plethora of techniques and themes; always with a single undeniable strong thread that is David's trademark. The triangle will include a moon, be related to sharp edge geometrics or may be executed in 'dots' manner. The compositions are balanced and a sense of order reigns over them.
This grouping has its origins way back.
It is for the most what constitutes the various combination of elements in any given cluster; seminal 'atoms'. Some intertwined with solid color panels, strong stark solid color forms, swirls, waves and also another trademark of his: scratches (lines done with the tip of the paintbrush).
Abstract concepts touching science, nature as well as human emotions, and the complexity of life: some are self-explanatory others need only an allusion to become transparent. Headings illustrate the ever present preoccupation with the mysteries of the universe.
Improvs are paintings where a blank canvas is used without a preliminary sketch. The first of these may well have been a version of gestuary art or more simply a desire to play color as the jazz musician played notes.
David loved The Towers, and admired the elegance and purity of their silhouettes. He saw them as proud creations of man's energy and vision. They are a tribute to what the country stood for and the attack upon them reached a signification as broad as human right to life and peace.
Series of American Flags (forty-four comprehensive large abstract oils) using the concept of dots, triangles, swirls, waves and signature use of bold colors within carefully crafted compositions.
Reflections may be of buildings, bridges, jagged rocks, lines of trees or setting suns. Sharp lines and textured colors depict moods where pastels evoke peaceful moments and stained glass hues boldly contrasted upon the background tell another story.
An unexpected return to realism, focus upon nature - trees, mountains, lakes, waterfalls and amazing sights he could no longer visit. Many encompass the visible horizon with land silhouettes; the epitome of stability and continuity, a metaphor for eternal presence confirming the persistency of change within structure.
|Other - Miscellaneous |
Variety of works spanning 60 years. Mediums will include: oils, watercolors, pen and ink, whitewash, pastels and pencil.