David C. Walker
I sculpt stone and have used Alabaster and Marble. I prefer and have mostly used hand tools when carving.
As a pathologist/cell biologist and Pan Entheist I now view the world as a sacred place. Objects and experiences I see or that I have experienced as beautiful, I believe to be instances in which the divinity in existence is knowable. These I chose to share through re-creating them in stone.
I began ‘playing with clay’ when I was four and a half. My career as a morphologist depended upon translating two-dimensional images into three-dimensional understanding. I first received instruction in sculpture from Jean-Guy Dallaire working with Sahara Foam and taking pieces to plaster or bronze. In 1999 I took my first stone carving course with Alberto Replanski. The three sculpture courses I took with Alberto Replanski were offered in the Vancouver Academy of Art in Vancouver BC. Subsequently I joined his studio and studied with him until his death about six years ago. I have done two marble carving workshops in Marble Colorado in 2004 and 2006.
I have been showing for a number of years as an active member of the Sculptors’ Society of BC.