I choose Stainless Steel to make metal sculptures because it is a green material that can be transformed into natural subjects of nature by using material, which would have been recycled. Using old world techniques of the Silver Guild, traditional hand forming is applied to achieve exquisite texture and relief shapes that move the alloy. With a painterly style, translucent acrylics are blended in progressive layers to emit luminance of the metal forming techniques.
For many years Dave has reviewed and studied in fascination the work of Georgia O'Keeffe 1887 - 1986. Her life as an artist has amazed us with the unique realism in her work. She traveled the world to talk, teach, and continue with her passion and live within her dreams... to make Fine Art.
Dave was asked if he wanted to be part of a show in Wyandotte, MI at the Rivers Edge Gallery.
Without hesitation Dave started working on new art in homage to Georgia for the upcoming event.