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Biography

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Born in the southeast Texas town of Beaumont in 1950, David Everett displayed an interest in the visual arts and the natural world from his earliest years. Along with his brother he was drawn to the forests, swamps, bayous, bays and marsh covered plains that lead this part of the state down to its coastline on the Gulf of Mexico. It was from this vantage point that he began a life-long process of restating his observations into a visual art that explores an allegorical interplay of both human and animal forms celebrating the natural history of a personal world.

Everett completed his MFA in sculpture at the University of Texas in Austin in 1975 and began his career as a sculptor. He continues to live and work in Austin, Texas.



You can email  David Everett at david@davideverett.com or call the studio at 512-350-4466. Resumes and prices can be sent on request.



Studio


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This series of photos illustrates the carving and painting of the sculpture "Salty Dog." The sculpture begins as a sketch, a copy of which can be seen on the studio floor in the first image. Hardwood is milled, laminated up to mass and then carved using a traditional mallet and wood gouges. As work progresses on the piece lines are drawn on the surface with a China marker, a technique that allows for a visualisation of the forms found in the carving. These sculptures also have moveable joints so the simple engineering of these parts must be considered along with the composition of the work.

Since executing a sculpture of this scale and complexity takes two or more months of time what you're seeing here is a highly condensed view of the process. Once the carving is completed the piece is then painted by hand using a traditional glazing process with artist's oil paints. Again, the time involved in this stage of the sculpture takes around two weeks. The final images show the assembly of the finished carving as well as the photographer's studio photo.

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In Memory of Maggie, our Border Collie, 2000-2008



COPYRIGHT DAVID EVERETT 2004