Studies in Serendipity...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


This fall David will be unveiling a new series of work in a special exhibition.

Building on the exploration of forms that resulted in David’s Homage Series, these new works are bold and unexpected manifestations of figuration, presented in a variety of materials and scales.

What consolation is there for the painter, say, who, upon completing the careful execution of a fine little picture with his right hand, looks down and is transported by the raw and swirling beauty of the palette in his left?  

These cascading and volute shapes are simple exultations in form. Their elemental complexities are to sculpture what birdsong is to music.  Stop, attend, and they will insinuate pattern and significance.

Pattern and significance, having been largely relegated to the private realm, in these instances take on the conceptual form of personal homage.  As I attend to the assemblage of these unlinked concatenations, there wanders variously to mind the attenuations of Giacometti, the erosions of Moore, the flailing sinew of Boccioni, the swirling drapery of water.

David Robinson - 2014