David Nash is an English sculptor, born on the 14 of November of 1945. He attended Brighton College from 1959 to 1963, then Kingston College of Art from 1963 to 1967 and the ChelseaSchool of Art as a postgraduate from 1969 to 1970. Nash was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1999. He is an environmentalist; he is known for his artworks made only by trees that havefallen or cut fully mature. Sometimes his sculptures actually stay in the landscape that he started building them. Nash has worked worldwide with wood, trees and the natural environment, that’s what madehim so famous.
His sculptures are usually big and placed in public places, in where everyone can see and appreciate them. For my point of view, David Nash gives life to deathnature in his sculptures. He has many famous art works; one of them is the Standing Frame, build on 1987. This work is made of two white oaks found near Taylors Falls, Minnesota. I really like this artwork because it’s simple,concise and creative. You can appreciate the beauty of a building through a more beautiful object: wood and nature. He really knows how to create an artwork using natural things and also build with aspecific meaning. Also I like that he doesn’t do his works with a perfect shape, he doesn’t care if the size of one leg is bigger than the other one. He knows his artworks are perfect being imperfect.He doesn’t care about symmetry, colors or shadows; he just wants to represent a specific meaning.
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Intended site for the artwork:
“La Minerva, Guadalajara Jalisco.”
I choose this place to put my artwork because Guadalajara is known as the City of Trees and mymonument represents exactly that: trees and nature. La Minerva is a place that everyone knows, is centric and the place is wide, large enough for my artwork to fit.
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