Christopher David White is a sculptor, but he’s also an illusionist of sorts. Take a look at his amazing creations to see what we mean. Then take a closer look. Because what looks like petrified wood is actually meticulously-rendered ceramic.
Born in Bedford, Indiana, the Virginia-based American artist makes his predominantly clay sculptures by hand. With the theme of decay running throughout his work, White creates various pieces that resemble deteriorating pieces of wood, rusted metal, and other objects in the process of decomposition in order to explore the relationship between humans and nature.
“Change is a constant reminder that permanence is the ultimate illusion,” writes the artist on his website. “It is through the creation of hyper-realistic sculpture that I explore the relationship between nature, man, and the phenomenon of impermanence.”
White has a solo exhibition called ‘Human: Nature” opening on September 1st at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art in Seattle, Washington. His work also features in a group exhibition in Gimhae, South Korea called ‘Hyperrealism’ at Clayarch Gimhae Museum, which is open until September 25th.