David McKirdy is a mixed media artist living and working in North Tampa. Using such techniques as burning or punching holes and other shapes in materials chosen for their textural and visual qualities, McKirdy creates surfaces that are worked maximally with minimal means to produce complex fields, always with an underlying order.

Finding inspiration from his time looking through microscopes as a biology student at the University of South Florida, McKirdy describes that his award-winning body of work “evokes associations from the atomic to the cosmic.” A careful arrangement of layers and materials pulls the viewer in to discover illusions of movement, harmony, and pattern.

Always searching for new sources of inspiration in the natural and cosmic worlds, McKirdy states that his work is overall concerned with themes of optical fields, materials, endurance, seeing, order, information, variation, repetition, time, transformation, surfaces, and accretion.
 

David McKirdy
ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy graphite and ink on rag board
Nocturne
1998
graphite and ink on rag board

sold

ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy burned Okawara Japanese paper
Sahara
1994
burned Okawara Japanese paper
43 x 75"

ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy graphite, gold leaf, silver leaf, gesso on rag board
Illuminated Manuscript
graphite, gold leaf, silver leaf, gesso on rag board
15.5 x 23.5"

ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy woodcut on japanese paper
24,009
1983
woodcut on japanese paper
32.5 x 27.5"

sold

ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy burned glassine & ragboard
Submerge
2003
burned glassine & ragboard
41 x 41"

ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy punched museum board
Point Blank
2019
punched museum board
42 x 42"

ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy mars black acrylic on polypropylene
Raft
2019
mars black acrylic on polypropylene
21 x 17"