David Traylor

I work at the interface of chaos and control. I make gardens and landscapes, both real and imaginary. I am a visual artist and a landscape architect.

My work begins with a study of gardens and landscapes. I revel in the collision of the exuberance and complexity of disorder with the struggle to create structure and comprehension. I am interested in how places are defined through their presence (how they are defined or marked), through narrative (their stories, histories and interpretations) and through context (how they fit into the bigger world). 

In my ceramic work, I have sought to address the question of presence by developing and working with a typology of simple forms: a filled bowl (with ceramic forms and/or video projections), a plummet, a marker and a target. 


Category: Ceramics