October Snow; Oil on panel; 18” x 24”
Corning, NY 14830
My art is mostly about houses. And yet, they are so much more than perspective structures; they can be amazingly expressive.
Sometimes houses are skulls. Sometimes they are accretions of debris, like the casings built by caddisflies from pebbles and pine needles. At night, they are cells in a larger organism, chambering sleepers in the dark.
As the older neighborhoods of our towns and cities slip further into decrepitude, the houses get more eloquent. They have been stripped of their pipe by copper thieves. The roofs sag, the railings rot, and garbage accumulates in the alcoves. Elmira, Binghamton, Batavia, Attica; I am a connoisseur of their silent stories.
About the Artist
David Higgins grew up in Deposit, NY, a small town much like any of those in Allegany or Cattaraugus Counties. He received a BA in Fine Art from SUNY-Binghamton in 1983 and an MFA from Louisiana State University in 1988. He has been teaching art at Corning Community College since 1991. His website is DavidHigginsArt.com.