Iron and Fire are brought together as elements from our past in a discovery of things both new and old. David has worked with some of the most respected artist blacksmiths in the West and is quickly developing his own style. He believes that in a piece of work there is the satisfaction of a promise well kept between the smith, the iron, and the fire.
Why sundials? Sundials represent a time when things moved more slowly. The maelstrom that technology brings to our lives has stolen those bits of time reserved for thought, review, and contemplation of the meaning behind the events that surround us. Sundials create a magical place in time and space that allows us to breathe a little bit slower, a little bit deeper, a little bit more freely.
The availability of iron in the surface of the Earth has been a critical stepping stone in the evolution of mankind. It has been a mystery as to why iron is distributed across the Earth's mantle and how it got there from the Earth's core.
Until recently planetary formation theory suggested that the iron in meteors and planetesimals that struck the Earth punched their way through to the planet core. How the iron got to the surface was unknown.
However, a group of scientists where David worked (Sandia National Labs) demonstrated that the iron from the extraterrestrial bombardment survived entry into the atmosphere and resulted in an iron-rich rain that created the pockets of the element currently found in the mantle.