Sierra Foothill artist David Chan
is best known for his "Wild Impression" series of metal garden sculpture which is very popular in prestigious boutiques, garden galleries
and nurseries. Chan continually challenges not only his artistic skills
and sensitivities but also his keen understanding of the laws of physics as
manifested in his "Temple Bell Series" and "Kinetic Art Series".
Chan's background in science has
influenced every aspect of his art. His knowledge of anatomy makes his wildlife
realistic. his familiarity with chemistry is revealed in his second series,
Bonsai Fine Art. Physics knowledge makes it possible for Chan to create
such spectacular wonders included in his Kinetic Art Series. An accomplished
student of Tai Chi,
Chan's inspiration for several of the kinetic sculptures have come from
the graceful martial art that originated in China.
He started constructing brass kinetic trees and now has moved on to natural
forms in oxidized metal. The size and shape of the kinetic pieces vary but several reach
over 15 feet in height and include a multiplicity of moving parts.