Fragmented yet whole, each of Davis’s sculptures strive to induce a stronger
connection as well as a higher state of permeability with the universe around us
through a replication of the human form. Each piece, individual and one of a
kind, strikes a pose encompassing ideas and questions of betterment of the self,
be that of a mental, physical, or spiritual nature.
Each of Davis’s pieces originate from inspiration derived from a need for a
question, or outlet, for a certain challenge or point of evolution found in our day
to day lives. Once he has obtained his concept well as rough idea of pose, David
seeks out just the right person to model and render his vision, or he himself, will
sometimes pose, creating an even stronger connection with the work. Then, utilizing
an abundance of drawings, photographs, measurements of the model, and of
course his sculptural eye, he recreates the pose, keeping very close to exact
proportions of the human body so as not to lose relatability with the viewer.
Using nothing more than a welder and a simple pair of pliers, he begins at various
places throughout the form, building up one piece at a time, recreating what his
sketches reveal as well as allowing the natural flow of abstraction to take place.
David explains that the areas he chooses to leave empty are just as important
as the places he chooses to render- as in life is the space between us and everything
is what truly connects us. Upon completion of the form, David works to
obtain a polished exterior surface of the work, reflecting the surrounding hues and
lights, then accomplishes the ultimate contrast by treating the interior of the work
with a special pigment that draws in over 90 percent of light, creating quite an