Trained as an artist, blacksmith and metal fabricator, David Duskin lives and works in Marin County just north of San Francisco CA. He has a B.A. in Art and English Literature and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture. Building on his formal education and a series of apprenticeships, Duskin went into business full time in 1998. Currently he is working on both public and private commissions and teaching Sculpture and Site Specific Public Art at Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
While David’s work includes both traditional sculpture and architectural metalwork, his focus centers on conceptually driven art in which the work and the site collaborate to bring a more potent experience to the viewer. Some of these pieces are clearly sculpture, others blur the line between the fine and applied arts. However, in addition to specific conceptual goals, there is always an intention to find new ways to bind location, the object, and the artist/viewer in a single web.
“My work talks about how people and things are tethered to places and to each other. I believe sculpture is an extension of self. Its action is mine transformed. Making these objects is to create a potential. Using them is to be in the situation. The work is what happens when the objects are on site.”