David Bondar – “For the Birds”
December 5 – 20, 2013
My work is dominated by self portraiture. I work from the mirror and occasional photo but lately I have been creating my likeness through memory.
Symbols dictate the work and help me organize my subject matter that includes dreams, family, relationships and death. Birds have repeatedly appeared after a loved one’s passing or some memorable event. Doors, windows and interiors coincide with work based on family experiences and relationships. Flowers play a role as well and symbolize the fragility of my world. I sometimes travel into dark places when creating this work. But, this is countered by many wonderful lapses of levity.