When living in Woodstock, NY, in addition to his painting and sculptings, David became interested in creating miniature worlds using objects he found in the forest. Soon his house was full of branches, stones, pine cones, bones and dried everything.
One holiday stretch the weather kept everyone indoors and he foolishly had his 3 children clean and straighten the house while he chopped wood for the fireplace, not realizing that his oldest son didn't understand ........
The gang threw away most of his forest findings to make the house neat. When the mistake was discovered everyone felt bad for David. So as a group they went out to forage, each person bringing back a box full of unique objects. Michael filled a box full of pine cones that had been eaten, leaving the stems and tips untouched making them look like miniature palm trees. His other son brought back a box of grape vine twists, His third son's box was full of fallen paper birch. This gave David his inspiration for "thinking inside the box". At that time he began to use some of his treasured findings in his sculptings as textural accents.
Like Da Vinci, David's creativity has led him beyond painting and sculptings to various inventions. One example is his patented toy, The SnowSkirmish Snow Ball Maker.
David's studio is now located in New York's Hudson River Valley. The twists, turns, and the way the Hudson widens and narrows conjoined with the texture and shape of the mountains continue to inspire the movement and texture of his work.
David's appreciation of the motion, synchronization and grace of dance was moved into a new paradigm once he viewed ballet through binoculars.
Being up close was like being on the brush stroke of a Van Gough to David. But texture, motion and color are now replaced by muscles, motion and sweat. His appreciation for the ballet has led to many of David's latest works. Home >>>