David Booker was born in Melbourne in 1954. He studied in Sydney and Hobarth, Tasmania. Since 1972 he has created many large-scale sculptures, hand-carved wood sculptures and figures in Sydney’s sandstone. In 2008 David Booker started his research in the field of drawing, mainly concentrating on still-life groupings of abandoned objects picked from a rubbish dump. The uniqueness of his graphical technique texturing in a wide range of patterns, recalls the plasticity and the strength of his sculptures. The pencil drawings show a dialogue between light and shadow, and a strong sense of structured monumentality, like in his sculptures and urban projects. Boxes, cartons and engine motor spare parts that have lost their function and value are depicted simply in their seen perspective. The rubbish objects he uses and the art he creates portraying them, gives birth to an unexpected dimension of beauty, and the viewer can find something wholly new: a state of emptiness, vacancy, stillness, quietude, silence, and non-action.