Testimonial for David Hillesland
David is both artist and craftsman, who is able to produce a work of art from a simple concept. In my case it was a “dream” of a large reclining figure after the style of Henry Moore, made from wood rather than stone or bronze. I contacted David in 2017 after reviewing his website. From examples of his work displayed there, I felt that he had the potential to realize my dream. and my faith in him has paid off. From day one, David has maintained a close relationship with me that has ensured that the original concept, first realized in paper drawings, followed by a small clay model, was transformed into a beautiful outdoor sculpture carved from coastal redwood and ground and polished to a golden finish. David delivered and installed this unique piece in my sculpture garden in 2018 on schedule and within his original budget estimate. I am very pleased with the result and would not hesitate to recommend him to others who seek creative sculptures from wood.
J. T. Adrian Roberts PhD