David Stahl Sculptor
I create three dimensional pieces out of common, sometimes unrelated items, and turn them into sculptures that are unusually complex in composition. The materials I use vary but include wood, screws, nuts, and bolts held together with hot glue. The glue not only holds the parts together, it also becomes part of the sculpture. Finishing the sculptures with color provides a cohesive look and feel. It also tends to mask the identities of some of the objects used to make the sculptures, creating a sense of mystery.
Each of the pieces tends to start forming rather quickly and sometimes evolves into something different than it started out as, but the placement of the materials is never random. I make decisions based specifically on how each item added affects the overall look and composition of the piece. When looking at the sculptures from different angles, up close, and from a distance, you discover many worlds within one piece.
It is sometimes difficult to predict whether or not the glue will hold the individual pieces exactly where I place them. At times more glue is required to hold the parts in place and at other times the weight of the parts causes them to shift. At those times, I decide whether to re-secure the part or to let it rest where it has fallen. I enjoy the challenge of testing the limits.
My goal is to create pieces of art that are interesting and intriguing through the use of different materials which seem to take on new identities once they become part of a sculpture. The finished projects are creative examples of who I am, different, exciting and complicated. I experience a feeling of serenity while working on my sculptures and enjoy communicating thoughts through my artwork.
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