Dave Clark

 

Dave Clark

I tend to make things, whether they be 2D or 3D, that more or less might tell a story, cause one to think of a story, serve some practical purpose, or maybe none of these.

My 2D is about color, shapes, patterns, application, and perhaps figures or symbols to make people think or see more than there is. I don’t really have a message or statement – the pieces are what they are. But they are fun to do and by using dyes on paper, the end is always a surprise as the various dyes “settle” in with each other. And I am clearly not a painter since I see myself as more of just a “moving this over that with this tool or thing and let’s see how that turns out when it dries” sort of artist.

My 3D pieces range from being more “functional,” as seen in my tables, to those that are simply more “sculptural.” In various pieces there is clearly some whimsy or “story” happening, of which a friend claims to have had images of these pieces in his dreams. None are meant to make a statement about the world, though a number are created with some sort of “imagined” meaning or representation – as in being an artifact of some lost culture. Either one that was lost in the past or in the future. The 3D pieces use various materials that are chosen for how they can be manipulated (burning is always good as is aging), have a texture or “presence,” or simply because they work together in other some way. Or perhaps because they don’t work at all together.

Perhaps I am more of a “maker” than anything else.