The work of David Dumbrell combines wood sculpting, metal-working & the creativity of design & concept with the complexity of engineering & electronics.
From a young age, David Dumbrell has had a fascination for all things mechanical: how they worked and how they moved. They always caught his eye and held his attention. A few years ago, after a career in woodworking, David took notice of Doug Taylor’s kinetic sculpture “The Wind Swimmer”, displayed at Kitsilano Swimming Pool in Vancouver. In his early research into this new interest, he came across automata. These intricate animated figures captivated him, and he decided to pursue creating his own.