Artist Statement: The sculptures channeled through me are a manifestation of raw emotion, often displaying a darker esthetic of one’s reality, and tend to be esoteric in nature. I create pieces exploring the multidimensional beauty found in the world, a beauty which can be seen or felt. Each piece worked is created with hopes of invoking deep connection to one’s experiences in life, whether it be an emotional connection, interpersonal learning, or a deeper attunement to the world around them.
There must be balance for life to flow smoothly: there is no light without darkness, no good
without bad, no positive without negative and no life without death. We are complex creatures
navigating an existence of emotion, processing our human experience, all while learning along
the way. Everything is in process, happening just as it is meant to be, and it may serve each of us
well to remain mindful as we travel our unique and shared paths. With these sculptures, I hope
others are inspired to feel deeply and perhaps experience the world through a different lens,
offering a new glimpse outside of our comfort zone.
Biography: David Gonzalez began his craft in steel and welding in his hometown of Albuquerque, NM. In his early 20s, he relocated to San Diego to continue his love of steel and welding. While in San Diego, he began his creative art designs through his business Iron Insanity, and started developing and growing his artistic style. After 11 years in San Diego, David was given a 6 month opportunity to focus on his steel sculpture in British Columbia, Canada. Following David’s 6 month chapter in Canada, David chose to find a new home to continue his growth in steel art. He is now an artist resident of Portland, OR. His 18 years of personal growth
and development in his art transformed his business from Iron Insanity to David Gonzalez Sculpture. He is a current board member of PNWS, a teacher to students who desire to learn steel art, and an award winning metal alchemist of steel art. He comments, "I have been very blessed with the people and friends and I've connected with throughout my journey in life."
To see more of his work visit www.davegonzoscupture.com.