About the art in this issue:
Mark Davis was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1954. He attended Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, and worked initially as a jeweler, specializing in sterling silver and brass. From 1988–1995 he was commissioned twice a year to create mobiles and sculptures for window displays in New York City at Tiffany’s on 5th Avenue, in SoHo, and on Madison Avenue.
He has continued to make mobiles and sculptures since that time. His work was initially inspired by Alexander Calder. He began making mobiles while he was a teenager and created jewelry that was influenced by Calder’s designs. His work also shows the influence of Joan Miro, with its light curved forms often painted bright colors.
The artwork of Mark Davis has been collected by the Lexus Corporation, Liberty Mutual Corporation, Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards, Richard Chamberlain, Howard Stern, and Garry Trudeau. The artwork featured in this issue has been provided courtesy of Pucker Gallery in cooperation with Harrison Gallery. More information about the artist and additional artwork is available at www.puckergallery.com.
Great Trick, MD470. 16″ × 7-1/2″ × 5″.
An Unexpected Oasis, MD331. 16″ × 25″ × 14″.