Like several other artists in the collection ( Ken Hale, Brian Paulsen, Kathryn Polk and others), David DuBose invests his compositions with an inventory of motifs from a rich collection of personal iconography. Ladders, chairs, boats, playground equipment, hydrants, and other objects populate his eerie, derelict landscapes.
DuBose applies lithographic crayon layers of transparent color in a painterly manner, often reds, blues, and yellows, with white spaces illuminating important elements. His control and exploitation of layering process color inks could serve as a guide for technical standards. Among Dubose’s donation of fifty prints are several hybrid works that combine archival inkjet and lithography.
DuBose, a graduate of Texas Tech University (BFA in 1986), currently teaches at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. For thirteen years he lived in northern Ireland and taught at the University of Ulster and directed the Seacourt Print Workshop, both in Ulster.