Skyworks Sculpture Series                                                               David Sheldon
Somnium Imperium
painted steel, 6'X4.5'X3', 2016
Pater Andromedus
painted steel, 28"X24"X18", 2016.
Cassiopeia
painted steel, 6'HX2.5'WX2'D , 2016  ( 2 views )
Private collection.
Pleiades ( Time Harp )
painted steel, 6.5'hX4.5'wX2'd, 2016.
About "Skyworks"

" ‘Skyworks’ is a series of sculptures with what I like to call a ‘NASA aesthetic’. Influenced in
form by the immaculate instruments of space exploration, as well as the moving rhythms of
minimalist music and modern architecture, I see the sculptures in this series as visual reminders
to always carry a ‘sense of the cosmos’ within oneself.

They're construction is a hybrid of old and new. I would not be able to create these sculptures
without the current, new technologies. Utilizing Autocad and CNC plasma cutters enables me to
realize and fabricate shapes and formulations I wouldn't have been able to twenty years ago.

Having lived in the mountains of Western
North Carolina for many years now, I draw from the power and majesty of the mountains, the
wonderful star-filled skies at night and a sense that one is connected, in some way, to this vast,
mysterious universe we live in.

Their construction follows patterns and geometries I don’t rationalize beforehand. I work intuitively
and emotively, and yet, at the same time I’m attempting to eliminate any trace of what I would call
‘sentimentality’, and express a more objective state of mind."
Sympathy (for Foucault)
painted steel, 4'X2'X2', 2016.
Templi Futurum
painted steel, 36"X28"X16", 2016.
Navis Animarum (Ship of Souls)
painted steel, 40"X25"X19",  2016.
Spero Aeternum (Hope Eternal)
painted steel, 28"H, 2016  ( 2 views )
Equus
painted steel, 8'hX4'wX2.5'd, 2016  
Accipiter (The Hawk)
painted steel, 4'X3'X2', 2017.6.
Cygnus (The Swan)
painted steel, 6'hX4'wX2'd, 2017
(2 views)

for view and purchase at
Grovewood Gallery
Asheville, NC.
Oracle
Aluminum, 96"hX42"wX38"d, 2017.

For view and purchase at
Mark Bettis Studio Gallery
Asheville, NC