Dave Klinger creates hand-crafted wood art. Currently, Dave is showing wooden boxes, mezuzah cases, and tea light holders at Art in Bloom Gallery.
The simplest of materials found or donated wondering what the next adventure might be. Wood, from construction site left overs … pieces dropped from the saw and swept into a pile for removal are unique forms in transition. It all seems so naturally expressed and intimate it could be said to be a deep and trusted intuition. I knew a woman who could juggle fine china and just dove in from day one. She never used plastic plates for practicing or rubber balls … only the china.
My work is easy to fathom. Containers to hold the precious and mundane without judgment or discrimination. Boxes that may not be shown on a sculptors lit pedestal but peeking out from a busy shelf or end table amidst other items as a disguise … calling out gently for a smile and to be held.
Taking joy in the unexpected and letting the wood speak out as much as it will. Fashioned on the kitchen table and worked in my landlord’s garage, by the side with the paint cans and spackle, it must be a labor of love.