Hyperrealistic ‘Wood’ Sculptures that are Actually Made of Ceramic
With nature undergoing a perpetual transformation, everything derived from nature is subject to the same repetitive cycle of growth and decay—of life and death. Change is a constant reminder that permanence is the ultimate illusion. It is through the creation of hyper-realistic sculpture that David White explores the relationship between nature, man, and the phenomenon of impermanence. He seeks to expose the beauty that often results from decay while, at the same time, making his viewer question their own perception of the world around them. To accomplish this,an artist begin by observing instances of decay within his surroundings that he finds inspiring due to form, color, or texture. With clay as his medium of choice he then meticulously render by hand those elements, taking advantage of clay’s innate ability to mimic a wide variety of materials.
"There is a peace that can be found in even the simplest things. Ordinary elements within our environments offer both visual and physical reminders of our connection with nature."