Mine Sweep – David Mudgett

David Mudgett of Walnut Creek is participating in the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail. His sculptures have been shown extensively in CA and can be found in both public and private collections. David has received numerous awards including one Best of Show and two Honorable Mentions in past Cloverdale Annual Sculpture Exhibits. David’s sculpture in the 2017-2018 Sculpture Trail is "Mine Sweep" fashioned from steel and stainless steel. It is 8′ high x 24" wide x 24" deep. The sculpture is located on the corner of E. First Street and Cloverdale Blvd. and is sponsored by 14Feet.

Inspired by his grandfather, Mudgett was drawn to steel and spent years as a pipe fitter learning the craft. He was fascinated by the ease at which large pieces of metal could be formed into limitless objects, and metal soon became an affliction. Metal fabrication gave him a firm grasp of steel, yet he found the conventional uses littered with boundaries. The fusion of art and steel was calling to him.

Today, David is a full-time sculptor focused on steel and natural elements combined with steel. He views sculpting as offering excitement, intrigue, tests and triumphs with an every changing path.