Vessel 5 by David Suckling
The copper material has a history and carries the marks of it’s past and in response I compliment this surface by using fast, fresh marks to evoke the landscape of my surrounds. Copper vessels that when arranged together can create different landscapes as a diptych and triptych.
About the Artist
David Suckling began making copper vessels after years of sculpting and a successful ceramics practice. The copper acts as a canvas for David’s experiments in alchemy, which can be uncontrollable and unpredictable. The results are exciting, individually handcrafted artworks.
In the past David supported his practice by working in the salvage business and as a bush regenerator. The move from the lush coastal land of Berry NSW to the dramatic dry landscape of Wamboin / Lake George has had a powerful effect on his work and also provided access to the discarded industrial material of Canberra. In 2018, David participated in a group exhibition, Drawing in Place, at Suki and Hugh Gallery, Bungendore, NSW. In 2020, David was invited to be in a group exhibition as part of a gallery swap with The Corner Store Gallery in Orange and Gallery of Small Things in Canberra.