David Cuzick - Artist Statement
For the past few years, I have been working in mixed media including screen print, photography, digital, painting and drawing, using each when the strength of that medium best serves me. I always try to weave a sense of narrative into my work while striving to capture a story in a single frame. I call these frames “key” frames, a term taken from the process of animation which I studied in college. The key frame gives the viewer a good sense of where the action has been and where it is going. The narrative is implied without being rigid, challenging the viewer to continue to interpret the story on his or her own.
I often employ the visual language of children, play and silhouette in my work to speak about freedom, hope, danger, companionship and alienation. My hope is that by leading the viewer through the eyes of children, both in action and in meaning, the viewer will catch sight of the common threads that connect us all from the cradle to the grave.