Virgina-based artist Christopher David White explores the relationship between nature, man, and the phenomenon of impermanence through the creation of hyper-realistic sculpture. He seeks to expose the beauty that often results from decay while, at the same time, making the viewer question their own perception of the world around them.
To accomplish this, he begins by observing instances of decay within the surroundings that are inspiring due to form, color, or texture.With clay as the medium of choice he then meticulously renders by hand those elements, taking advantage of clay’s innate ability to mimic a wide variety of materials. He utilizes trompe l’oeil as a stylistic choice to emphasize the concept that our understanding of the world is an illusion. The juxtaposition of natural and man-made features in combination with the skewing of scale, proportion, and material, helps in creating an altered perception – forcing the viewer to look closer.
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