David Carson is a self-taught artist based in Tapawera in the Motueka River Valley. He lives on a small family farm where he uses materials from the local environs in his work, particularly wood. Carson typically uses a minimalist approach, using only a limited number of steps in his process of raw materials to finished sculpture. With this, process becomes a significant factor in the work itself.
Born in 1968, Carson attended Tapawera Area School, Nayland College and University of Canterbury. He has exhibited throughout New Zealand and his work is included in collections nationally and abroad.