Dave is an artist from the South. But it's not as cut and dry as this, because being from the South is rife with inconsistencies if not outright contradictions. Listening to The Geto Boys on the way to church. Humidity and suits and ties. Integrated schools and segregated towns (even as this is written). New South. Old South. One could go out on a limb and say that passive-aggressiveness might've been born somewhere below the Mason-Dixon Line. But that would mean we digress. These cultural contradictions and how they fit into a modern world (and vice versa) interest Dave a great deal. His work increasingly reflects this interest in social commentary through conceptual art, design and a decidedly Southern point of view. Besides making art he enjoys life with his wife and dog. He's a partner at The PARAGRAPH Project, a co-founder and President of Avalo (formerly Bayou Rescue) and serves on the board of the Durham Art Guild. He\'s a distance runner, weekend cook (not a chef) and budding yogi.