Showing in Open Houses
A successful work of art is not one which resolves contradictions in spurious harmony, but one which expresses the idea of harmony negatively by embodying the contradictions, pure and uncompromising in its innermost structure. We are enabled to apprehend at all what is sublime and noble only by the perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality that surrounds us. We can never have enough of nature
Darrell makes use of recycled metals using semi-abstract shapes and forms, which suggests lines within space. The concept of fragments in time is central; the history of what once was and is no more. Chains are often found within the artist’s sculptures, linking past to present. The chains cantilever our bond between space and gravity. Because Darrell’s work does not intend to reflect natural appearance, it is not, therefore, an escape from life, but may be a penetration into reality; an expression of the significance of life, a stimulation to greater effort in living.