MEMBER MONDAY: Jonathan Michael Davis, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA

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MEMBER MONDAY: Jonathan Michael Davis, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA

posted on 11:49 AM, December 3, 2018
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Tell us about yourself!

My name is Jonathan Michael Davis, I started working with glass in 2001 through an apprenticeship in Durham, North Carolina. My current work is primarily sculpture and lighting for installation and commission.

What draws you to work with the materials you work with, and why have you chosen the processes that you use in your work? 

I’m drawn to glass and metal by the complex processes used to sculpt materials that shift between fluid and solid states.  I use a number of staining and texturing applications in my work which allows me to apply color on large and complex shapes in ways where the use of traditional glass color would be technically prohibitive. 

What themes do you pursue in your work? 
The themes in my work invoke familiarity with aquatic life, molecular movement, aspiring flowers, and extraterrestrial viruses. The modular nature of my work and use of interchangeable shapes allows for creative spontaneity and flexibility during assembly.

What is your dream project?
My dream project is an expansion of the work I am currently doing. Large-scale interactive and responsive installation work that integrates sound and light using proximity sensors that detect the audiences
movement.

Pic 1 "Dialtheism"  72"x24"x10"  Photo by Morgan Collini
Pic 2 "Honey Drips"  10'x8'  Collaboration with Matt Mcconnell
Pic 3 "Seussian Succulent"  36" Diameter  Photo by Morgan Collini
Pic 4 "Actual Proof" 36" Diameter  Photo by Morgan Collini

For more information about Jonathan Davis, go to his GAS Member Profile Page

Personal website "jonathanmichaeldavis.com
Instagram @jonathan_michael_davis  

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