Without exception, each of David Cass’ artworks describe water in some way. From straight depiction of seas or pools to exploration of environmental extremes in drought and inundation.
His most recent works present the issues of modern day Venice in the face of rising sea levels and mass tourism. He is also creating artworks set in the Almería province of Spain: the first location in Europe to witness desertification.
The exchange between wet and dry sits foremost in Cass’ work: not only in these ecologically conscious projects, but also in his choice of materials — mostly watercolour paints applied to antique surfaces sourced throughout Europe.