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David Rowe

Contact info:
2219 Rimrock Road
Grand Junction, CO 81507
p. 970-245-7785
c. 970-261-5236
davrocopperart@yahoo.com

Areas of Concentration:

Sculpture
Metal
(Copper Sculpture)

Affiliations:

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Biography & Artist's Statements

The world sometimes conspires to put you on a path you are reluctant to tread.  It was 2009 when my daughter asked me to create a piece of art for her living room wall.  I had been making my living as a commercial and residential building designer but as we all know that was not a good year for someone in my career so I had some time on my hands.  I had made a couple of models of wall hangings and she chose one.  It sat for months.  Then one day inspiration struck and I bought a piece of copper.  The rest, as they say, is history.  The first piece met with such unexpected approval that I began conjuring new designs in my head.  Eventually, these ideas made their way onto copper and what has evolved is DavRo Copper Art. 

 Although my professional career was in marketing and design, I have always seen the world through the eyes of an artist.  Since an early age, the geometry of canyon walls and first light shining on mountain peaks captured my eye and imagination.  The Gallery School of Fine Arts in LA tested my ability to follow a traditional path so I ventured into the world of advertising at the Harwood Advertising Agency in Tucson, Arizona and found a mentor who taught me to trust that eye and imagination.  Each new drawing brought increased confidence and trust until I found myself the Art and Creative Director for the agency.  It was time to strike out on my own.

 The flip of a coin brought me to Grand Junction, Colorado and an immediate need for an ad agency caused me to stay.  Now almost 45 years later I am recreating myself as an artist and am launched down an unknown but enticing path.

 I become the wall the art will adorn.  From that perspective, I create.  With arms, I reach out gently to enfold the viewer, encompassing their heart and soul in a wash of warmth and color.

First Light and A River Runs Through It look to channel the emotions evoked by blackened varnish on red canyon cliffs, the joy of first light on a distant peak, the smell of creek-moistened air, and the memory jolted back from the subconscious of all these experiences.    Up Salt Creek and Into the Maze reflect the depths of need and the search for expression each of us seek.  Even if we cannot create it, we understand our need for an outlet to embrace our inner artist.

 


 

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