Dave Clay is an artist, musician, and engineer. He has been an invited artist at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival as well as an Honorarium Grant Recipient for Burning Man. He has worked in many mediums including digital collage, metal, and large scale interactive sculpture.
As a figurative and landscape painter working primarily in oils, I aim to make empathic connections through atmospheric, textured, and distorted subjects. My work relies on recognizable subjects over pure abstraction, engendering emotional interpretations from the viewer’s own experiences. The artwork uses abstract elements open to interpretation for the viewer to create to their own relationships with the subjects.
I believe connecting with the individual viewer empathically is the ultimate goal of art.