David Schofield


David toys with everyday locations, the omnipresent Scottish tenement building transformed into grand colosseums, the commuter masses into a sea of figures, the archetypical lushness of a meadow and the empty forest. However, within these comfortable stages, the foreign or ‘unreal’ are often placed; candy striped lighthouses planted far from the sea, air balloons without their pilots, life size beached toy boats habited by birds, all of which adds to a specific sense of surrealism and foreboding danger. The overarching themes in the work are the ideas of stability and safety and the idealised notions of the remote and rural.