Meet David Chidgey, today’s Featured Professional SAMA Member. You may see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.
David writes: Beauty is not necessarily about something being perfect or whole. Perhaps this is why I am so drawn to the medium of mosaic. Individual fragments, imperfect and broken, are combined in such a way as to reveal a rich tapestry for the senses. This is done by contrasting elements of light and shadow, shape and texture, brilliant color and muted tones, spontaneity and balance through the language of mosaic.
David’s mosaics are also influenced by his early years growing up on a small farm in South Texas, his love for nature and wildlife, the history and culture of indigenous people of the Americas and the Sami of Lapland. Other interests include ancient rock art in West Texas, aboriginal art of Australia, shamanism, spirituality, sacred geometry, and storytelling. Most recently, the theme of brokenness from personal loss, healing, beginning anew, and celebrating life is being explored.
David maintains a studio practice in San Antonio.