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Darin M. White, Overflow, Reclaimed wood, whole corn seed, 2012


Overflow conjures thoughts of farmland, barns and brimming silos. Seeds are important and are traded as a commodity. Cycles of life happen whether we understand the process or choose to bury our head. Our land, resources and life are laid out in front of us, one moment at a time. What will we do with what we are given?
©2012 Darin M. White




As an artist and arts advocate my wife and I help produce and curate art exhibitions, provide opportunities an encourage artists through b.a.l.m. | beauty, art and life movement. I was offered a personal DEBUT SOLO ART SHOW at an alternative gallery space in Brooklyn, NY from April 13-26, 2012. The space is all that is provided, and the artist acts as the janitor, gallerist, host and receptionist. To be able to produce the large conceptual based installation and object artwork that I make, as well as be in New York for 2-3 weeks during the exhibition, I launched a KICKSTARTER PROJECT to raise funds to help make this project a reality. Please HELP ME GET THE WORD OUT about this project and start with as little as a dollar of support below! There are a lot of amazing rewards, so please take a little time and check out what your support will do to help this project succeed. You can donate ANY AMOUNT, the reward is just a starting point. See the REWARDS at the Kickstarter page. (If you are not aware, A KICKSTARTER PROJECT has to be FULLY FUNDED or it IS NOT FUNDED!)

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Darin M. White, Bear Heart, Taxidermy Bear, love, 2012


Bear Heart - A naturally peaceful bear protrudes from the wall with arms extended in a kind gesture, paws touching. The negative shape of the arms creates a simple but powerful message, and encourages the viewer to wrestle with larger issues of life.
©2012 Darin M. White





Darin M. White, Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Earth, Graphite, 2012


APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: BURLAP AND EARTH
A men’s suit made from the same material to hold potatoes or coffee is buried to its knees in soil. Out of the earth emerges a single seedling. Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Earth wrestles with issues of power and humility, struggle, toil, life cycle, memento mori, forward movement and growth.
©2012 Darin M. White





Darin M. White, Appropriate Attire: Ashes and Burlap, Graphite, 2012


APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: ASHES AND BURLAP
A burlap sack becomes a women’s dress that either is rising out of or sinking into ashes which create the outline. From the ashes, new growth begins to form. In nature when fire burns the forest decimating it, eventually out of this process emerges life and the chance to begin again.
©2012 Darin M. White


Healing Series | Carvings

The Healing Series is about thoughts and ideas surrounding death, life and love and the very real process of recovering. Each piece in this series is its own exploration of these issues and include notions of importance of material, craft, and process. Wood carvings are important to this series, because of the labor intensive process of removing material away from a live element that will continue to change with time.


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"F8" from the Healing Series (Back View)
Medium: Carved Hackberry Wood
Dimensions: 29" H x 11.5" x 11"


F8 is carved from a single piece of hackberry wood, known for its ability to maintain a white color. It was carved green, so as it cures cracks and character develops as part of the process. The title is a part of my vision of the DNA section of the same name.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"F8" from the Healing Series (Side View)
Medium: Carved Hackberry Wood
Dimensions: 29" H x 11.5" x 11"


F8 is carved from a single piece of hackberry wood, known for its ability to maintain a white color. It was carved green, so as it cures cracks and character develops as part of the process. The title is a part of my vision of the DNA section of the same name.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"F8" from the Healing Series (Front View)
Medium: Carved Hackberry Wood
Dimensions: 29" H x 11.5" x 11"


F8 is carved from a single piece of hackberry wood, known for its ability to maintain a white color. It was carved green, so as it cures cracks and character develops as part of the process. The title is a part of my vision of the DNA section of the same name.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"TETRAMONOBELOS" from the Healing Series
Medium: Carved Hackberry Wood, Birch Wood
Dimensions: 111" H x 29" x 29"


Teramonobelos is a memorial piece. The title comes from Tetrahedron meaning 3 sides, Monolithic being carved from a single piece, and an Obelisk (nail pointed pillar). This piece is carved from hackberry wood, known for its ability to maintain a white color. It was carved green, so as it cures cracks and character develops as part of the process.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by John Karlis



"DRY BONES | BONE BOAT" from the Healing Series (Side View)
Medium: Carved reclaimed splated silver maple wood
Dimensions: 36" x 90" x 22"


This Dry Bones | Bone Boat work is carved from a single discarded log that was 95" x 45" in Diameter and weighed around 2000 lbs. It was carved with a chain saw in entirety. This boat is a memento mori about death, life, and love; how even when there seems like there is nothing left, there is still hope. ©2011 Darin M. White



"DRY BONES | BONE BOAT" from the Healing Series (3/4 View)
Medium: Carved reclaimed splated silver maple wood
Dimensions: 36" x 90" x 22"


This Dry Bones | Bone Boat work is carved from a single discarded log that was 95" x 45" in Diameter and weighed around 2000 lbs. It was carved with a chain saw in entirety. This boat is a memento mori about death, life, and love; how even when there seems like there is nothing left, there is still hope. ©2011 Darin M. White



"WOODEN FORM I (Organic Carving)" from the Healing Series
Medium: Carved reclaimed silver maple wood
Dimensions: 4.5” H x 13" Diameter


Wooden Form I (Organic Carving) is a commissioned piece which started out as an abandoned sculpture and is inspired by the therapeutic motions of
free form carving, encouragement and hope.
Collection of Philip and Anh Sawyer ©2011 Darin M. White



"WOODEN FORM I (Organic Carving)" from the Healing Series
Medium: Carved reclaimed silver maple wood
Dimensions: 4.5” H x 13" Diameter


Wooden Form I (Organic Carving) is a commissioned piece which started out as an abandoned sculpture and is inspired by the therapeutic motions of
free form carving, encouragement and hope.
Collection of Philip and Anh Sawyer ©2011 Darin M. White - Image Courtesy of Owners



"REFINING" from the Healing Series
Medium: Carved Cedar Wood, Hog Bone
Dimensions: 12” H x 2.5” x 2”


Refining is about the process and removing of those things to which we think we cannot by finding hope.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden




"HEART INJECTION" from the Healing Series
Medium: Carved and Burned Cedar Wood, Cast Lead and Pin Inclusion (Which is known to Cause Cancer in the State of Kansas)
Dimensions: 12” H x 2.5” x 6.25”


Heart Injection was carved while trying to find beauty and hope in a sterile hospital with wires and tubes, and chaos. ©2011 Darin M. White



"HEART INJECTION" from the Healing Series (Front Detail)
Medium: Carved and Burned Cedar Wood, Cast Lead and Pin Inclusion (Which is known to Cause Cancer in the State of Kansas)
Dimensions: 12” H x 2.5” x 6.25”


Heart Injection was carved while trying to find beauty and hope in a sterile hospital with wires and tubes, and chaos. ©2011 Darin M. White



"PROUD HEART" from the Healing Series
Medium: Carved and Burned Cedar Wood, Polymer, Paint
Dimensions: 12” H x 2.5” x 6.25”


Proud Heart a commissioned piece which explores the overgrowth of ourselves and our need for love.
Collection of Kevin and Amy Malskeit ©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden and courtesy of owners


Healing Series | Visions and Dreams

The Healing Series is about thoughts and ideas surrounding death, life and love and the very real process of recovering. Each piece in this series is its own exploration of these issues and include notions of importance of material, craft, and process.
Visions and Dreams have become an important part of this series, as many times I will see these sculptures in this way and feel compelled to produce these images sometimes without understanding.


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"Quiver Full" from the Healing Series
Medium: Fur on leather, burned, reclaimed & adjusted arrows, seeds
Dimensions: 36" x 10" x 10"


Quiver Full embraces the archaic idea of process, as I harvested, skinned, tanned, sewed and burned this leather hide. It deals with the notion of fulfillment, overcoming pain, blessings, love and children.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Quiver Full" from the Healing Series
Medium: Fur on leather, burned, reclaimed & adjusted arrows, seeds
Dimensions: 36" x 10" x 10"


Quiver Full embraces the archaic idea of process, as I harvested, skinned, tanned, sewed and burned this leather hide. It deals with the notion of fulfillment, overcoming pain, blessings, love and children.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Impressions" from the Healing Series (Front View)
Medium: Maple Wood, Carved Birch Wood, Carved Kansas Cottonwood Limestone
Dimensions: 54" H x 84" x 60"


Impressions explores the vagueness of dreams, clarity of vision and the power of action. This installation has Kansas limestone arranged on the top edge of the shorter of the wooden forms, and carved on all sides for the viewer who takes the time to discover. ©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Artist



"Impressions" from the Healing Series (3/4 View)
Medium: Maple Wood, Carved Birch Wood, Carved Kansas Cottonwood Limestone
Dimensions: 54" H x 84" x 60"


Impressions explores the vagueness of dreams, clarity of vision and the power of action. This installation has Kansas limestone arranged on the top edge of the shorter of the wooden forms, and carved on all sides for the viewer who takes the time to discover. ©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Artist



"Impressions" from the Healing Series (Detail)
Medium: Maple Wood, Carved Birch Wood, Carved Kansas Cottonwood Limestone
Dimensions: 54" H x 84" x 60"


Impressions explores the vagueness of dreams, clarity of vision and the power of action. This installation has Kansas limestone arranged on the top edge of the shorter of the wooden forms, and carved on all sides for the viewer who takes the time to discover. ©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Artist



"GIFT" from the Healing Series
Medium: Wrought Steel, Steel Pipe, Acrylic, Found Wood and Brass Objects
Dimensions: 9” H x 18” x 7”


Gift is a vision of so many things, including life, love, hope. This exploration desires to expand to a large scale work. ©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden




"STATION 15" from the Healing Series (Installation View)
Medium: Linen, thread, wood, glue and wax installed on stone
Dimensions: 6"H x 36"W x 24"D


"Station 15" explores the embodiment of life and death, hope and love and was produced for a group show in Paris, France in April, 2010.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Artist



"STATION 15" from the Healing Series (Detail View)
Medium: Linen, thread, wood, glue and wax
Dimensions: 6"H x 36"W x 24"D


"Station 15" explores the embodiment of life and death, hope and love and was produced for a group show in Paris, France in April, 2010.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Artist


Foundation Series | Tools

This series developed as I explored many aspects of myself in art. I see these forms as a way to discover what is emerging out of this Foundation as I plunge headlong to discover what is next in this journey called life. I work with my own system of symbols with a nod towards history. Materials and processes have always intrigued me, and I try to use these to my advantage in my work. I am very interested in craftsmanship and beauty. I hope the viewer will have their own personal identification with the work and begin to ask their own questions.


One important symbol that I use in this series is the object or idea of tools. Tools are important to me for many reasons, the simplest is they one thing I use to create and therefore are a direct correlation to me with the process of creation.



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"Purity I" from the Foundation Series (Back Detail)
Medium: Cast Bronze, Fabricated Steel
Dimensions: 109" H x 24" x 12"


This work is in the vein of molten metal cleansing and bringing all of the impurities to the surface to be removed. In this process the metal is stronger, more beautiful and more valuable.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Purity I" from the Foundation Series (Front Detail)
Medium: Cast Bronze, Fabricated Steel
Dimensions: 109" H x 24" x 12"


This work is in the vein of molten metal cleansing and bringing all of the impurities to the surface to be removed. In this process the metal is stronger, more beautiful and more valuable.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Purity I" from the Foundation Series (Front Detail)
Medium: Cast Bronze, Fabricated Steel
Dimensions: 109" H x 24" x 12"


This work is in the vein of molten metal cleansing and bringing all of the impurities to the surface to be removed. In this process the metal is stronger, more beautiful and more valuable.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Purity II" from the Foundation Series
Medium: Cast Bronze, Fabricated Steel, Walnut Wood
Dimensions: 90" H x 24" x 9"


This work is an expansion on "Purity I", but the wings are open, as if to ready to fly, and the flaming heart is beginning to grow.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Purity II" from the Foundation Series (Front Detail)
Medium: Cast Bronze, Fabricated Steel, Walnut Wood
Dimensions: 90" H x 24" x 9"


This work is an expansion on "Purity I", but the wings are open, as if to ready to fly, and the flaming heart is beginning to grow.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Purity II" from the Foundation Series (Front Detail)
Medium: Cast Bronze, Fabricated Steel, Walnut Wood
Dimensions: 90" H x 24" x 9"


This work is an expansion on "Purity I", but the wings are open, as if to ready to fly, and the flaming heart is beginning to grow.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Talents" from the Foundation Series (Front View Closed)
Medium: Cast Iron, Fabricated Steel and Bronze, Purple Heart Wood
Dimensions: 65" H x 18"" x 7"


Talents is an articulating piece that changes from a utilitarian tool shape and opens to reveal its inner beauty. Surrounded by ideas of identity, passion, and what drives us, this work provokes us dream of what will be true should we accept.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Talents" from the Foundation Series (Front Detail Open)
Medium: Cast Iron, Fabricated Steel and Bronze, Purple Heart Wood
Dimensions: 65" H x 18"" x 7"


Talents is an articulating piece that changes from a utilitarian tool shape and opens to reveal its inner beauty. Surrounded by ideas of identity, passion, and what drives us, this work provokes us dream of what will be true should we accept.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Balance" from the Foundation Series
Medium: Cast Bronze, Fabricated and Bronze Brazed Steel
Dimensions: 72" H x 7" x 7"


This sculpture eludes to the challenge of life, and also ancestry and history. The talents we posses are handed down, but also those things we would not necessarily accept.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Balance" from the Foundation Series
Medium: Cast Bronze, Fabricated and Bronze Brazed Steel
Dimensions: 72" H x 7" x 7"


This sculpture eludes to the challenge of life, and also ancestry and history. The talents we posses are handed down, but also those things we would not necessarily accept.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Carpenter" from the Foundation Series
Medium: Cast Bronze, Fabricated Bronze, Purple Heart Wood
Dimensions: 59" H x 7" x 7"


Talents, symbols formed, history shaped.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Carpenter" from the Foundation Series (Front View Detail)
Medium: Cast Bronze, Fabricated Bronze, Purple Heart Wood
Dimensions: 59" H x 7" x 7"


Talents, symbols formed, history shaped.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



Foundation Series | Nature
This series developed as I explored many aspects of myself in art. I see these forms as a way to discover what is emerging out of this Foundation as I plunge headlong to discover what is next in this journey called life. I work with my own system of symbols with a nod towards history. Materials and processes have always intrigued me, and I try to use these to my advantage in my work. I am very interested in craftsmanship and beauty. I hope the viewer will have their own personal identification with the work and begin to ask their own questions.

What is more beautiful than nature? What is more difficult to capture? My side exploration into a never ending world of amazement.
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"Purity III" from the Foundation Series (Front Open)
Medium: Cast and Fabricated Bronze, Poplar and Purple Heart Wood, Fresh Water Clam Shell
Dimensions: 56" H x 12" x 12"


I found this shell in a lake, it was covered with green algae and mud. It smelled like burned flesh to remove the surface, but now it shines like a pearl.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Purity III" from the Foundation Series (Closed Front)
Medium: Cast and Fabricated Bronze, Poplar and Purple Heart Wood, Fresh Water Clam Shell
Dimensions: 56" H x 12" x 12"


I found this shell in a lake, it was covered with green algae and mud. It smelled like burned flesh to remove the surface, but now it shines like a pearl.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Purity III" from the Foundation Series (Detail Closed Side View)
Medium: Cast and Fabricated Bronze, Poplar and Purple Heart Wood, Fresh Water Clam Shell
Dimensions: 56" H x 12" x 12"


I found this shell in a lake, it was covered with green algae and mud. It smelled like burned flesh to remove the surface, but now it shines like a pearl.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden



"Purity III" from the Foundation Series (Detail Open Front)
Medium: Cast and Fabricated Bronze, Poplar and Purple Heart Wood, Fresh Water Clam Shell
Dimensions: 56" H x 12" x 12"


I found this shell in a lake, it was covered with green algae and mud. It smelled like burned flesh to remove the surface, but now it shines like a pearl.
©2011 Darin M. White - Photo by Aaron Paden

DARIN M. WHITE - Contact:

Image ©2012 Nick Krug
darin-dot-white@gmail-dot-com
Lawrence, KS
Representation:
Hava Studios
785.842.2216
 
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