Art has its own way of playing with our senses, imagination, and perception. Every now and then, a great piece of art moves us, inspires us and brings out the best in us. Sculpting is an art form that always has been a part of human civilization throughout history. Apparently, we love creating things using our hands. Meet Christopher David White who is a sculptor and makes use of transcendent casts to bring art to us all.
Sculpture is a component of visual art operating in 3D. There’s a plethora of materials to choose from ranging from stone to metals to wood. Different sculptors use different materials and the source of their inspiration varies. What makes Christopher David White’s work so amazing? It is the choice of material and the amount of detail he imparts to his sculptures. Can you guess the material from the picture below?
The intricately detailed sculptures look like aged pieces of wood, right? Wrong! White uses ceramics for his sculptures. He thoroughly moulds the material to bring out the end result that you are looking at here.
Why Use Clay?
Christopher David White is from Indiana and says, “I am drawn to clay because of its innate ability to mimic a myriad of textures.” He goes on to say, “It is a soft and malleable material that can be fired and made hard as rock once I am finished with modeling. But at the same time, it is an incredibly fragile material.” He makes use of x-acto knives and wire brushes in order to achieve the desired effects on his sculptures.
Inspiration for Christopher David White’s Work
His work portrays the idea of life and decay. His work captivates the beauty of life and how gracefully it meets death. He says, “I’m interested in the fragility of life, both within ourselves and in nature.” He focuses on depicting the decomposition process of rusted metal, wood and other items.
White’s motto is, “Change is a constant reminder that permanence is the ultimate illusion.” Check out more of his work here.