Here found surfaces and imagery are cast into low relief in acrylic, watercolour and other media on a small scale.
They are cast directly from the commonplace, unspectacular fragments of everyday life, seeking out the concealed mysteries and beauties of the natural and everyday man-made world. Bits of everyday stuff are transformed by the application of colour and shown in fresh ways, and subtle qualities of shape and surface are amplified.
Thus this work is both abstract and representational, and grows from process, serendipity and the accidental encounter with things which turn up in everyday life, including fragments of clothing, small mechanical and plant forms.
David Gould has a deep and passionate interest in how to explore and exploit the behaviour of familiar materials, media and processes in new ways, and a great curiosity for the things which he sees and collects.