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David Clayton

Handyman's Special, 2006. Mixed media, 95" x 22" x 18".

I’m talking about an everyday thing, a mundane thing…then it’s lost. Small pauses spawn the creation of my works, which I have distilled down to “portable fantasy landscapes.” The works and their attached stories embody brief moments of wonderment, times when I’m not paying attention, drifting away to conjure imaginary scenarios. These works are my own version of show and tell, often housed in suitcases, perched on shelves, or built on castors. They are my small curiosity containers, objects that are specific sites, creating a romantic mythology of my ephemeral imagination.

Syracuse University
Faculty Sponsor: Matthew Gehring