Monday, February 7, 2011

`Mengland' Update


Been stupid busy lately, but here's a few pieces of news I shoulda mentioned sooner...

A few more pieces of mine ("Cellar God", "Bully" and "Man with Dogs") have been added to the White Cloud Worlds exhibition at the Dowse Gallery in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. You can find more details about the show and the book at:

And recently I was very privileged to be invited to record an online master class for the Gnomon Workshop, wherein I demonstrate the sculpting of a head/shoulders bust of a fantasy character, from start to finish. It was recorded around Christmas time last year, and I had a blast working with the Gnomon guys and getting it done.

I did an interview about it last week at

For more info on signing up for the Gnomon 2011 Masterclasses, please visit:

They start this Friday,February 11th, and will be up online for two weeks. I'm one of twelve artists whose demos will be available for those who sign up, along with my fellow workmates and Weta Workshop designers Paul Tobin and Scott Spencer. If you're interested, give us a look!




  1. Hi David,
    I have just finished watching your Gnomon Masterclass, truly inspirational. Fantastic work, keep it up.

    best regards.

  2. Hey Pat, thanks for checking out my class- I'm really happy to hear that people are getting something out of it!

    Best wishes,


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  4. Hi David
    i have finished your lectures and honestly its so informative
    thanks for introducing "rembrandt bugatti"very inspiring works:)

  5. Hi Mohammed!

    Really glad I could introduce Rembrandt Bugatti to you- I think he's one of the greatest sculptors who ever lived, and seeing his work completely changed my approach to sculpting.
    Thank you for checking out my lecture, and for your kind words about it.

    Take care,


  6. Hey David,

    I was fortunate enough to visit the white clouds exhibition a few weeks back.

    Just like to say how amazing it was to see your sculptures in real life.

    I mainly sculpt digitally, but I have huge respect for the traditional medium.


    leighton milne

  7. Greeting Mr. Meng, would you be so kind as to contact me privatly in conjunction with ASFA and the Chesleys?