31 Moulton Ct.
Willimantic, CT 06226
Studio Map & Directions
I make assemblages in the folk art tradition. The vast majority of my work arises from inspiration generated by the objects themselves rather than from a preconceived creative intention. However, once there has been an initial creation, other similar work that is more intentional often follows. Thus, my work tends to evolve around themes.
One theme of my work is flower-like assemblages for gardens made from found metal and glass elements.The stems of the "flowers" are made from electric conduit and the bases are often break rotors. A second theme is small bouquet like assemblages for inside display. A third theme is imaginary animals constructed from skulls, metal, bones and jewelry.I have a managerie of more than 30 animals. A recent theme involves assemblages that I refer to as “wallflowers.”
Many of my pieces are intended to amuse and I feel successful when viewing the pieces elicits a laugh, giggle, or a smile. On the other hand, some of my pieces may offend or make people cringed and those reactions also indicate success.
My assemblages are held together by nuts, bolts and various adhesives. I do not weld but will sometimes have pieces welded. I use simple tools such as a grinder, drill, sander, saws and pipe benders.My assemblages are sometimes painted, sometimes rusted or oxidized, and sometimes coated with polyurethane.
People call my pieces whimsical, creative, or weird. All good.
Artists Open Studio Dates
November 29, 30, December 1 & December 7, 8
Artist will be demonstrating
David is a collector of natural objects, rusty metal, and interesting objects obtained from flea markets. In his retirement he has made whimsical assemblages from his collections. The inspiration for his work typically comes from the objects themselves.