Darrien Segal's Profile
“All art is but imitation of nature”
Seneca (c 4B.C. -A.D. 65)
I spent the first decade of my life on a boat. I now feel very removed from the child I was, sailing around the world before the age of ten. I use nautical and natural objects in my work, and it reminds me of my childhood. I find things like shells and starfish on the beaches of Southwest Florida, as well as seeds and pods from Rhode Island. As I become more aware of the natural world around me, I begin to see the incredible symmetry and perfection that exists in nature. There is an abundance of fascinating things all around, if one only takes the time to really look.
Anything that has texture and substance attracts my attention. I cast the actual objects I find, rather than making wax models of them. I then add the components I need for a particular piece and then make a mold…
- Born on May 26
- Joined November 7, 2008