ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Educated at Dartington Hall School, David has had a varied early career path, initially working as an apprentice thatcher, a potter, and a professional mountaineer. He then converted a Dutch barge into a travelling theatre and arts centre, touring the waterways of Europe for many years. His career as an outdoor sculptor began when Jeremy Irons bought his first Armillary sundial.
As a direct descendant of one of Elizabethan England’s best-known Dialists, David is inspired by the elemental interaction of light, landscape and water. His influences from nature are reflected in his contemporary three-dimensional design which celebrate unpredictability, illusion and the recurring patterns of passing time. Each piece of work is a bespoke commission, designed in materials such as brass, copper, bronze, stainless steel and stone.
An International award-winning artist David Harber’s many prestigious projects include sculptures in the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the Liberty Centre mixed use development in Cincinnati, the Al-Rawdha Palace in Bahrain and the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in France. David Harber will be showcasing his award-winning work for the second year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019.
Reflecting upon Einstein’s recommendation, it could be argued that his works provides a testimony to our evolving relationship with nature, revealing how our connectedness is not a mere illusion, but in some way, we are all a part of a greater whole.
Please see his website for further information of his works - https://www.davidharber.co.uk