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# 73, Malice, 2000
aluminum, steel, wood, 10'

David Rubin

When I develop a new idea for a piece that I choose to build, the focus, whether intentional or not, seems always to be driven by energy. I find that the sculpture I make reinforces that concern for energy. Harnessing energy any conceivable way is an awesome feeling. When standing near such work, regardless of the medium, paint, steel, earth or sound, you become compelled by the presence of its energy. Subconscious feelings stir inside your body, slowly materializing into a conscious attraction. Sometimes you can't exactly put your finger on what it is about the art that attracts you, but the feeling remains the same. To direct this energy in my work to the viewer is my strongest intention. I create work, which invites the viewer's participation in creating a passage of energy directly through the viewer and the art. Other work of mine simply requires presence to experience its energy. This is a satisfying aspect of my involvement with my art. Being able to share with others the energy my work possesses physically and consciously, while still appealing to a more primitive realm of the mind, is the endeavor my sculpture wishes to achieve.

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Travis Heynen Heather Phillips Starr Hough Povey David Rubin
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