#008 - David Shillinglaw

#008 - David Shillinglaw


Destination: Sjællands odde, Denmark
Date: 27 June - 01 July, 2014

About the print:
± 50 x 70 cm 
Colours: 3 colour silkscreen print 
50 prints, signed and numbered by the artist
(frame not included)

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A little word by David Shillinglaw


“My entire trip was driven by nature. Being able to escape the city and be far away from city life was like a breath of fresh air. I had high hopes before heading out, but no expectations. Once surrounded by trees, animals and the ocean, it felt like hitting the refresh button on my mental hard drive. I was able to genuinely relax and wind down, something I rarely get the opportunity for back home. I have spent a few very busy months on a number of projects and being at the summerhouse provided me with a very welcome change to my usual pace. I loved the place, really felt completely at home, which in turn gave me the opportunity to comfortably create new work. Even though I only spent a relatively short amount of time at the summer house, it has made a deep impression on me.

The title of my print is ‘Look to Nature’, summarizing the various sketches and observations I made. Attempting to capture the visual personality of nature as a series of symbols and hieroglyphs. From seed pods, to the coastline, to plants, patterns and textures. A mix of all things great and small. Initially the print had the text ‘Look to Nature’ included, but I removed it from the composition to give the print a less specific focal point or association. I feel the shapes, patterns and lines speak for themselves, they are self-explanatory. I am very interested in the notion of a universal language and feel like this print is a push for me towards a more abstract space.”



Travel diary

Thursday, June 26, 2014

“The days run away like wild horses over the hills. You are the contents of your pockets.”


Friday, June 27, 2014

Build a Den, make a Mark’


Saturday, June 28, 2014

‘Never knot working’


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Last night I went for a walk and immersed myself into the nature. Blending in and becoming one with nature while sporting my new flea market trophy, a vintage army camo jacket.

Nature becomes the artist and vice versa.


Monday, June 30, 2014