The House of Gratitude
About this artwork
Loosely configured letterforms in clockwise rotation spell out the response 'thank you,' two words that are critically important. This work makes reference to architecture, to both a house plan and a facade, and to a building with an open casement. We can also see these letterforms as a flag over the building, over a ground, a square, or as objects like a jug, a vase, a flower, an incense cone, or packages.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.