Imaginative Sculptures By David Zahn.
To create my imaginative sculptures, I start with my emotions at the time. I will have a feeling or idea I want to capture. Often I will do a quick sketch of the basic idea. Then the form is created out of clay. As I work I do not worry too much about that original sketch. The drawing just serves as a starting point. The sculpture is created by manipulating the clay, adding, subtracting, and reforming it. In addition to my works that are ceramic, I also do pieces that are cast in bronze.
Even these sculptures are first built to scale in clay and then go through the lost wax casting process.
The human form has always been an important part of my work. Integrating images of people and blending them with abstract forms is a major direction in my art. I strive to create a feeling of timeless-ness and a strong emotional feel in each piece. The sculptures are created on an intuitive level. When making a piece, I am not always sure exactly where things are going to end up. I also like to have a bit of mystery in my art, so don’t be surprised if you can’t figure out exactly what the sculpture is about. With my work, the viewer has to draw some of their own conclusions.