Israel Davis
My work is an investigation of the symbols, people, and objects that have affected perceptions of growing up, the subconscious, and life experience. I approach art making as research into thought, memory, and play. It is a study of metaphor through fantasy and authenticity.

Multi-media, my work is driven by the physicality of material and the boundaries between two and three-dimensions. As a ceramist I honor the traditions of ceramic art, while, as an artist, I am invested in the cognitive spaces of expression. I seek the advancement in the use and skill of materials and processes and to present them with contemporary awareness.

The objects that I make are based upon a series of memories and childhood dreams. At their basic core they represent the freedom and possibilities of youth. Through process and contemplation, these recollections have become physical visions of past, present, and future.