David’s PhD research at the School of Visual and Performing Arts, University
of Tasmania, Launceston titled Fragments: Beyond the Object focused on the
temporal, spiritual and conceptual space that surrounds the physicality of the
object and how the form and quality of an object can influence the reading
and subsequent interpretation of that surrounding space.
As background research he examined selected aspects of Classical and
Renaissance sculpture from an archaeological and historical perspective. This
research has assisted his contemporary art practice which uses digital media
to manipulate elements of light and dark to create speculative propositions
about the nature of the space that lies beyond the object.
Link to PhD exegesis