Bronze Sculptures by David McGlynn
My work tries to capture some of life`s moments, dreams, delights and joys. There are many pieces inspired by the human figure which is one of the most highly expressive forms that people everywhere can relate to regardless of background or education.
Themes of nature and recently the garden are expressed as a sacred space from which peace and a sense of connection are experienced.
I also love and I am fascinated by the theme of human creativity itself often represented by a child or an adult painting.
Many of my sculptures have the theme of lightness or taking flight as in the children holding balloons floating above the ground. Together with the use of bold colour and traditional bronze patination, my work engages the imagination of the viewer often allowing the viewer to complete the piece with their own story. This is what makes a sculpture meaningful. To the extent it allows the viewer to bring something of themselves to the sculpture, which in turn makes it both personal and universal.
I create sculptures for both gardens and outdoors in general and indoors.
A child at play is wonderful to behold and the idea of play itself is incredibly valuable in terms of learning and pure enjoyment of life especially for us as adults. “ we don’t stop playing because we get old ; we get old because we stop playing “ George Bernard Shaw.
to explore .I am drawn to people who are so emersed in what they are doing or creating that the world around them seems to disappear and they are giving their full undivided attention to the task at hand weather it be a sport , gardening , painting , drawing etc This is often mesmerising to watch and may remind us of that inherent quality which is creativity. “ Every child is an artist .The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up “ Picasso.
A large proportion of my work is inspired by a love of and direct experience of nature. Nature and the direct experience
of it (as opposed through a lens), has the power to clear the mind ,energise the body and elevate ones spirit.
We are also part of Nature and its this connection that fascinates me and one that I will continue to explore and celebrate in my work.