There are some questions that get asked a lot at festivals and I'm going to answer a few tonight.
1) How long do they take to make?
David's answer is generally "Anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on how obsessed I get".
2) How many have you made?
"Over 4,000. I've been doing it for about 12 years now and no two are alike".
3) I bet you have weird dreams.
"I don't remember my dreams usually. I only sleep about 4 hours a night".
This has been true the whole time we've been married. It's not unusual for David to get up at 4am and start sculpting. And drinking large amounts of coffee.
4) Where does your inspiration come from?
"Bad sci-fi and comic books"
5) To me- I bet he's weird to live with.
Actually, despite the art and the intimidating appearance, David is one of the most down-to-earth people I know. He saves turtles, watches chick flicks with me, cooks and does housework. He's good with kids and helps everyone he can. So, weird maybe. But only in a good way :)
6) Can you make me a _______?
More than likely, he can. If you can describe it or it exists, he can usually make you a version of it.
7) Do you do gallery shows?
David has had quite a few gallery shows. Not so much since we really started doing festivals. But he has been part of many group shows and we are always kind of on the lookout for more gallery opportunities.
That's it for tonight. Next post, I'd like to get into a detailed description of tools and techniques.
Thanks for reading!