David Carlin

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Artist’s Statement

It was a dark and stormy night in the fleeting hours of a young man’s blind stumble through the post art school career decisions. Then by chance, confronted with the hitherto unseen small sculpture of the Japanese, a bonding flame was lit. So it came to pass in 1967.

The works are part of a lineage defined by periods of changing style and subject. All the pieces adhere to a detailed, small, hard material, story telling format. Each is an original design and most are unique in subject.

Today it continues unbroken, self supporting, respectably collected, museum exhibited and globally exposed. It is an art form about stories. It tells them, it creates them, it is spawned by them and it carries them into the future.

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