Impossible twisted towers within lanscapes that are pulled from 16th century woodcuts and placed within the present is a predominant MO for Hochbaum. Most of the time, a theme drives the narrative while leaving plenty of room for interpretation by the viewer.
SPACE JUNK is one of the more tongue-in-cheek titles that came to the artist after the work was "completed". Here Hochbaum clicks his tounge at the damaging behavior and hubris of human kind. The "junk" flying aound can be an actual physical object falling from the sky or the noise coming from the buzzing frequencies of tech or the jabber-jaw, looking to impose their pesonal morals upon others in self interest. More play on ther tragic comedy of life.
Humor is a driving force in David's work. His delivery is usually spontaneous, without too much premeditation or imposition of his own world views. Highly opinionated? Yes, but not interested in making any converts.
SPACE JUNK is made from acrylics, carbon transfer, pencil, and inks on a plywood block. The work is coated in a layer of the artist's homemade beeswax/dammar/carnauba wax encaustic. It is mounted in a custom hardwood frame that is stained and waxed.
All frame construction and treatments are done by the artist as he has been doing since the early 1990's.
Total dimentions:10.75" x 8.75" x 2.25"
The back is signed, titled, wired, and ready to hang.