Acrylic, chalk paint, cotton, cheesecloth on Cardboard
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
17 " h x 19 " w x 2 " d |2 lbs. 3 oz.
This piece has a slightly irregular rectangular format where the top and bottom edges are tensioned. They are intentionally bowed outwards. The ragged, torn fabric adds an additional sense of something raw, spontaneous and natural. David explains that the working process here embraces many aspects found in the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi - irregularity, roughness, simplicity.
Part of David's signature series of minimalist abstractions inspired by his long standing love of language and words. In each collage painting he methodically pieces together the composition, building a story through the suggestion of specific objects - such as bowls, tents and tools - and their relationship with one another. "What doesn't come across in a piece is the time it takes, the journey made, the lengthy process of selection and the changes undergone," explains David. "Often I take away, remove sometimes more shapes, than are added."