David McCauley Artist Statement
As an artist and an avid sailor the Marine Stadium has been an intriguing structure. It’s sharp angles and geometric shape looming in the distance along the edge of Biscayne Bay. Its weather worn concrete standing in contrast to the bright and colorful graffiti. Its architecture slowly being enveloped by nature. Reclaimed. Prime example of urban decay. The structure resonates its historic past. Almost like an archaeological site being uncovered. The discovery and research of this archaeological site gave me the idea of working with hieroglyphics for my artwork. The close proximity to the ocean also steered me to incorporate language from the sea. Reef. The combination of these two concepts, hieroglyphics and reef, led me to arrive at the completed work presented.
David McCauley is a multidisciplinary artist based in Miami, FL. He is the founder of The Rise Up Gallery and The Little Haiti Laundromat Art Space. Both of these projects have been awarded numerous accolades for their programs which encompass art therapy workshops in the community and studio/exhibition space for artists. McCauley’s contemporary artwork blends graphic design, typography/language, fabricated materials and explores conceptual ideas of Disability/Accessibility/ Universal Design. He is represented by Lanoue Gallery in Boston and is a two time recipient of the Creative Access Fellowship Award.