Visually impaired, the artist relies on tactile means to complete his drawings and ceramics. When drawing, Parsons gently guides pencils on a page with the fingers of his other hand, resulting in a looping sketch-like quality of a figure in motion. The rubbing of his hand against the page creates smoky fields against which his lines fade in and out. His
sculptures – simultaneously craggy and delicate - are an exercise in muscle memory as he shapes the clay. Roughly sculpted, the animals that emerge from David’s ceramics are not revealed until the glaze is applied with loose, yet carefully placed brush strokes that bring them to life.
David Parsons’ work has been exhibited several times at the Outsider Art Fairs New York and Paris.