David Stahl


Angry Storm Clouds

Angry Storm Clouds

Mixed Media
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Dawn of Spring

Dawn of Spring

Mixed Media

Bubbling Over

Bubbling Over

Mixed Media
Purchased

Reflections in the Dark

Reflections in the Dark

Mixed Media

Shimmering Night Sky

Shimmering Night Sky

Mixed Media
Purchased

Chaos

Chaos

Mixed Media

Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves

Mixed Media

Enlightenment

Enlightenment

Mixed Media

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Mixed Media

Blue Storm

Blue Storm

Mixed Media
Purchased

As Was Before

As Was Before

Mixed Media

Starburst

Starburst

Mixed Media

Treasure Coins

Treasure Coins

Mixed Media
Purchased

A Windy Scene

A Windy Scene

Mixed Media

Night of Confusion

Night of Confusion

Mixed Media

Window Art

Window Art

Mixed Media
Purchased

Complexities

Complexities

Mixed Media

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

Mixed Media

Ring Toss

Ring Toss

Mixed Media

Metropolis

Metropolis

Mixed Media

Complications

Complications

Mixed Media

Blast Off

Blast Off

Mixed Media

Overflowing

Overflowing

Mixed Media

Melting in the Sun

Melting in the Sun

Mixed Media
Purchased

Ancient Artifact

Ancient Artifact

Mixed Media
Purchased

Thoughts in Motion

Thoughts in Motion

Mixed Media

After the Rain

After the Rain

Mixed Media

Flames of Steel

Flames of Steel

Mixed Media

 

david stahl transform galleryI create three dimensional pieces out of common, sometimes unrelated items, and transform them into sculptures that are unusually complex in composition. The materials I use vary but include wood, screws, nuts, and bolts held together with hot glue. The glue not only holds the parts together, but itself becomes part of the sculpture. Finishing the sculptures with spray paint creates a sense of mystery and gives a cohesive look and feel.

Each of the pieces tends to start forming rather quickly and sometimes evolves into something different than it started out as, but the placement of the materials is never random. I make decisions specifically based on how each item added affects the overall look and composition of the piece. When looking at the sculptures from different angles, up close, and from a distance, you discover many worlds within one piece.

It is sometimes difficult to predict whether or not the glue will hold the individual pieces exactly where I place them. At times more glue is required to hold parts in place and at other times the weight of the parts causes them to shift. At those times I make the decision to either try to re-secure the part or let it rest where it has fallen. I enjoy the challenge of testing the limits.

Part of what I try to accomplish is to create a piece of art that is interesting and exciting through the use of different materials which seem to take on new identities once they become part of a sculpture. I experience a feeling of serenity while working on my sculptures and enjoy communicating thoughts through my artwork.

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