Consisting of a natural material altered through a technological process (plywood), David's work explores the relationship between organic form and technology. His forms are inspired by nature and attempt to create integrity of material/method/form as a language of expression.
Starting from sketches, David produces full-scale contour drawings outlining each shaped piece needed to build the form. These are traced onto plywood, cut out and laminated to produce the rough sculpture using white wood glue. The surface is then carefully ground, sanded smooth and given a satin polyurethane finish.
Sketching an idea
Creating full-scale contour drawings
Gluing the shaped pieces
Sanding the rough sculpture
Sanding the sculpture smooth
Applying the finish