Touching Time and Space: A Portrait of David Ireland, Betty Klausner

Sculptor, architect, installation artist, urban archaeologist… David Ireland, born in 1930, is impossible to label. Mid-life, he decided to pursue his passion for art and produced a body of work so idiosyncratic that it defies definition. Like his life, his working methodology is paradoxical, absurd, ironic, and uniquely enriched by humor and humanity.

The result of some eighty interviews with this American artist and his friends, family, collaborators, and art world colleagues, Touching Time and Space is an engrossing portrait of a deeply private but unfailingly generous iconoclast. Author Betty Klausner provides an insightful, often moving narrative that illuminates Ireland’s process, work, and life.