David received a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from East Carolina University in 2002 and is currently preparing for graduate studies at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. As an artist with a background in planning, his work is punctuated by research focused on the intersection of art, design and environment. Investigating the role of art in the 21 century, he often follows projects that generate opportunities for artists and expand the relationship between art and environment.
With long term thoughts in mind my efforts are oriented towards challenging the normalization of environment and behavior through art. In stark contrast to the resilience and aesthetic of natural ecologies normalization reduces variation leading to the homogenization of human habitats. Uniformity can greatly limit a cultures ability to innovate and adapt to changing environmental, social and technological climates. While art functions on many levels the scope of my work and research involves an ongoing exploration of arts ability to challenge homogenization and enrich environments influenced by man.
On a large scale the work I create contributes incrementally to the diversity of a space. I am challenged to consider the lifecycle of each piece, environmental impacts and implications related to behavior. On a personal level I am engaged in a process driven method for developing awareness and cultivating my relationship with an environment. At times I am focused on subtle ideas resulting in intimate objects and at other times I respond to spaces through elaborate installations. I am moved to communicate the nuances of my personal relationship to environment through meaningful objects while enriching the spaces I am afforded a response to. Covering the broad spectrum of my interests I am making work that varies in focus and intent, subtly encompassing my value for expression, diversity and awareness, while considering the extended role and value of each composition in relation to environment and behavior.