Sunday, August 25, 2013
Some work by David Nicholls, an artist based in Wellington, New Zealand
Image from upcoming (art) book by David Nicholls
Some earlier work by David:
Pumice Head with Skyscraper Cocoon
I try to embody an ecosystem in the form or structure of my paintings, with very distinct parts forming a meaningful whole with mutually reinforcing parts. I idealize ecology in the structure of the paintings, emphasizing symbiosis, cooperation, diversity, harmony as the aspects worth learning from in civilization. Parasitism, predation, domination, competition and chaos, inescapable parts of all true ecosystems, are not embodied in the composition or structure of the paintings, although they may be themes dealt with in the content of some images.