David has been a lifetime resident in Baltimore. He is a self taught wood sculptor. He made the transition from cabinetmaker to sculpture in the early 1970's He currently works in the graphics department of a printing company in Baltimore. David works a night shift, and spends the daylight producing art.
While studying life drawing, my focus was drawn to the aesthetic qualities found in the use of line. A single drawn line can express gesture and movement, direction and depth on a flat surface. Over the years, I strive to convey these qualities in my drawings.
Moving toward sculpture, I carried these disciplines to another dimension. I chose to use plywood for my first project. Not until I started carving into a stack laminated block did I realize the potential of the material. I could use the "strata" in the plywood as my lines to express movement and direction. I can control these lines as I carve by changing the angle and depth of the material being removed. The "strata" in the stacked layers of plywood become the line-work your eyes follow over the contours.
I have found a connection between drawing and sculpting. I build with line on paper and pull lines out of the wood when sculpting. Both disciplines have evolved from the same origin.