Christopher David White is a unique sculpture, and when you take a look at the pictures before you will know why we say he’s unique. You maybe won’t notice anything strange about these wood sculptures at first, but when you look closer you’ll see, they’re not wood at all!
Christopher David was born in Bedford, Indiana, and now this Virginia based American artist creates his stunning sculptures all by hand. The unique part is that all these sculptures are made of clay, White uses a decay theme in all his work, he likes to create pieces that look like deteriorating pieces of wood or rusted metal, that’s his thing and he does it well.
” Change is a constant reminder that permanence is the ultimate illusion,” writes the artist on his website. “It is through the creation of hyper-realistic sculpture that I explore the relationship between nature, man, and the phenomenon of impermanence ”
White showcase his work in an exhibition called ” Human: Nature” in Seattle, Washington. You can also check his art on a group exhibition in Gimhae, South Korea called ” Hyperrealism ” at Clayarch Gimhae Museum.
“I am drawn to clay because of its innate ability to mimic a myriad of textures,”
“It is a soft and malleable material that can be fired and made hard as rock once I am finished with modeling”
“But at the same time, it is an incredibly fragile material”
“To create the wood texture, there is a layering and repetition of mark that I find deeply satisfying”
“I use x-acto knives, wire brushes that I design specifically for a certain texture”
“I’m interested in the fragility of life, both within ourselves and in nature”
“I find clay is a poetic expression of that fragility”
“The piece that took the most time was ‘Within Arm’s Reach’, the piece with the arm reaching out of a painted sky”
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