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Audio transcription:

“My name is David Middlebrook and I’m a sculptor. I’ve spent the last 30 or 40 years trying to make thought visible. What I do is use materials of a variety of nature; I use shapes and forms; I use some recognizable images, some abstract images; I work on all scales. I try to make the size of the scale of the piece appropriate for the idea. I try to create a situation where there’s a connection between the work and the viewer. I like my work to be very approachable, I like it to be inviting, I like it to be an interaction in the communication with people who experience it. I’d say the years I spent as the Head of Sculpture at San Jose State University and as Associate Director of Fine Arts taught me how important it is that a visual education is at the core of human understanding, and it bridges all gaps between cultures, countries, languages, and certainly political positions. I really am a strong believer that a picture tells a thousand words. So I’ve continually used objects, surfaces, textures, forms, shapes, colors as a language, and that’s what I try to reach out to my species to share my thoughts and to hopefully learn from them and their responses.”

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Dublin Art in Public Places
  1. Field of Corn (with Osage Orange Trees)
  2. Leatherlips
  3. Out of Bounds
  4. Recreation Center Relief Sculptures: Charting History, Community Time Capsule and Running Man Frieze (after Muybridge)
  5. Jack Nicklaus Tribute Sculpture
  6. Watch House
  7. Going, Going... Gone!
  8. Ascension
  9. One Step at a Time
  10. Narrow #5
  11. Injection
  12. Exuvia
  13. Modified Social Benches
  14. One Scene and Untitled
  15. Jaunty Hornbeam and Sanguine Standing Stone
  16. The Simulation of George M. Karrer's Workshop
  17. Playing Through
  18. Daily Chores
  19. Tree of Life, Future Tense
  20. Dublin Tunnel Mural
  21. Feather Point
  22. The Boat in the Field