David Bruce

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David Bruce

David Bruce Biography

David Bruce challenges nominalization of environment and experience through art. His work traverses a broad spectrum of processes and materials, encouraging the role of diversity in expression and configuration of place. He has created outdoor sculpture and installations in response to site as well as intimate objects that share subtle poetic experience. Much of his work evokes sensitivity to space and awareness of intimate relationships between man and environment.

David received a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from East Carolina University in 2002 and is currently preparing for graduate studies at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. As an artist with a background in planning, his work is punctuated by research focused on the intersection of art, design and environment. Investigating the role of art in the 21 century, he often follows projects that generate opportunities for artists and expand the relationship between art and environment.

David Bruce Statement

Intersections of art, design and environment provide a prolific source for innovation and expression. Products emerging from these intersections diversify and enrich spaces developed through human behavior. At a fundamental level my work embraces freedom of expression, diversity and awareness of the dynamic relationship between and environment and behavior.

With long term thoughts in mind my efforts are oriented towards challenging the normalization of environment and behavior through art. In stark contrast to the resilience and aesthetic of natural ecologies normalization reduces variation leading to the homogenization of human habitats. Uniformity can greatly limit a cultures ability to innovate and adapt to changing environmental, social and technological climates. While art functions on many levels the scope of my work and research involves an ongoing exploration of arts ability to challenge homogenization and enrich environments influenced by man.

On a large scale the work I create contributes incrementally to the diversity of a space. I am challenged to consider the lifecycle of each piece, environmental impacts and implications related to behavior. On a personal level I am engaged in a process driven method for developing awareness and cultivating my relationship with an environment. At times I am focused on subtle ideas resulting in intimate objects and at other times I respond to spaces through elaborate installations. I am moved to communicate the nuances of my personal relationship to environment through meaningful objects while enriching the spaces I am afforded a response to. Covering the broad spectrum of my interests I am making work that varies in focus and intent, subtly encompassing my value for expression, diversity and awareness, while considering the extended role and value of each composition in relation to environment and behavior.

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