Nine Stations I
About this artwork
The structure of nine points clustered symmetrically was an idea that came out of nowhere, that floated into the mind, strong and undeniable, it arrived as a possibility, as an intriguing working structure - one to take forward and develop, says David. This composition was based on a series of small notebook drawings.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.