David Ostro

1. -How and when you first met Harry Roseman — I first met Harry spring of ’05, my junior year at Vassar college in his course, sculpture 2.

2. A statement about your work and/or a brief autobiographical statement. — BIO: I’m an artist living in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. For the last year and a half I have been working on a commission to build a bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln and design a park for it in the town of Lockport, IL. In my free time, I work on my painting, photography and animation.

STATEMENT: I am interested in actively engaging the spaces and environments we tend to overlook in passing. I have been focusing primarily on systems of transportation, with the question in mind “what would be the personal and social consequences of a quietly reoriented neglected spatial reality?” To address this subject in a 2-D environment, I pull a lot of inspiration from architecture. The discipline provides us with the potential to present the practical/tangible and the abstract in one package. This balancing act is what it’s all about to me.

— March, 2008