David Provan - In my early 20’s I worked as a novice carpenter building and renovating traditional houses in Tokyo. That was my first hands-on involvement with architecture and that experience was instrumental to my eventually studying architecture (along with painting) at Yale a few years later.
After Japan, however, I entered a Buddhist monastery in Nepal where I tried to understand, through study and meditation, my place in the world and how I might proceed with my life.
Eventually, my interests in painting, architecture and Buddhism coalesced into a passion for making three-dimensional objects – “sculpture” – that indicate realities outside the everyday grasp of our senses. I feel that the universe is a more complex and mysterious place than we are capable of detecting and with my sculpture I try to indicate a possible reality that extends beyond that.