Take A Seat!
" Sitting in the Brandywine River behind Andrew Wyeth's studio in Chadds Ford PA circa 1975 "
"Sitting in the Brandywine River behind Andrew Wyeth's studio in Chadds Ford PA circa 1975"Website: www.davidteeple.com
Artist's Statement"A river is elusive: ever shifting, always moving and in a constant state of flux. Is a river the water it contains, or the channel through which it flows, or is it essentially a self-replicating memory?
The artwork recalls a moment in my past when I hiked from my home to the Brandywine River. A lazy summer afternoon, I swam downstream and ended up sitting on a rick in the riverb ehind the stone home and studio of Andrew Wyeth, wondering what works were being painted.
My research and art making is formally centered around water - as a model for a complex system of relationships, and as a formal device, to explore ideas of perception, science and technology, light, transparency, duration, frequency, containment, memory, fluidity, and the human condition. How we form our stories and how our actions affect the ever-taxed bio-system. I am building a 'liquid map' to mark my own prcess and evolution specifically, and to articulate systems think in general. Each sculpture, drawing, photogrpah, video and installation, acts not only as a mnemonic device, but also as an individual component of a larger structure and study, as I assemble a body of work that covers an increasing range contexts."