David Earle

David Earle

I am questioning how we view our place within nature.

Humans are not separate from nature and neither is our environment. My responsibility is to create works that depict time and space as it is now in a way that makes individuals more aware of themselves and their place within nature. The overall essence of what I wish to create is something that will benefit all but contends with none.

The works I produce are depictions of urban landscapes that are rooted in reality. The urban environment is not often considered part of nature I wish to point out that it is built up of materials such as bricks etc which are all made of the same basic building blocks as ourselves. Individuals can forget that they are also part of nature and it's important to remember we are not distinct from it. Furthermore if are able to observe the delicate nature of our environment and our selves we may act differently towards them.

I am exploring how nature is in a constant search for harmony and the interconnections between all of nature's parts. When portraying physical and metaphysical space within a painting I am trying to present an image that encompasses all its qualities and how they interconnect with one and other. I am trying to depict a balance of order and disorder within one image in order to mirror nature.

I use drawing to explore the space that I am in. This open ended technique allows me to incorporate all the fundamental elements of a place. I use a multitude of techniques in order to help me express the best possible description of space onto a flat canvas. I will adopt a quasi perspective using several horizon lines, an array of vanishing points, curvilinear and linear perspectives alongside mathematical equations. However it is important to realise the limitations of any one technique, therefore I try to be as fluid as possible in order to be progressive.

The image that is created is different to one that you would get from standing in one stationary position. I will look up, down, left and right moving forwards, backwards and to the side in order to explore a space. By doing this I can select certain aspects that I feel best describe an area and the neuoneses with the space. After an investigation of a particular space, I am left with traces of what I am searching for in the drawings and paintings I produce along the way.

Note to reader:

There are two ways of responding to a work of art: seeing it and reading it. I would encourage those interesting in the work to first engage in the visual experience and afterwards consider the intellectual or spiritual considerations.

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