In his newest series Human:Nature, American artist Christopher David White has created sculptural pieces that look as though they were carved from wood but are in fact made from clay. Motivated by nature, White’s beautiful work tells us of the sheer delight of life.
He describes: “Change is a constant reminder that permanence is the ultimate illusion. It is through the creation of a hyper-realistic sculpture that I explore the relationship between nature, man, and the phenomenon of impermanence. I seek to expose the beauty that often results from decay while, at the same time, making my viewer question their own perception of the world around them.
“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.”
Based in Virginia, White graduated with a BFA in Ceramics at Indiana University in 2012 and went on to study an MFA in Craft & Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond where he now lives and works.