Following the success of my 'Colour Fold' works (see earlier blog posts), Ive been making larger versions for the wall. Comprised of folded and riveted steel, these pieces take the form of a traditional painting tableaux.
What are they about? A strong nod to my silversmithing roots- I'm building vertical topographies by scribing, bending and layering sheet metal. Celebrating the fixing points, the silver ball rivets that poise the elements are made prominent. Whereas painted sheet metal is born of Industry, here, the matte, scumbled paint textures are more reminiscent of nature's weathered jetsam.
These David Neale paintings are now up for sale; www.davidneale.bigcartel.com
There's 6 available in this set, with larger works on the way.