ABOUT DAVID BARNHILL
My work with mokume began in 1999 as a research project while I was in undergraduate school at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. In 2007, while I was in graduate school at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania I was able to meet and study solid state diffusion bonding with Steve Midgett. My primary work revolves around creating mokume gane thru the use of liquid phase, solid state, and other highly scientific processes.
The Collaborative Layered Resplendence Series with fellow artist David Huang was started as a way to integrate my work with mokume and his raising and chasing. In many ways the continuing series defines revelations of years of research.
My solo work is also largely science orientated. I am drawn to similarities of patterns in nature - repetition of design, fractals, structures and complexities that make up form.