Our full-time Staff
Born in the twilight of last century, David spent his early youth scouring the wilderness for the rusty junk, laboring to assemble these items into odd sculptures and corroded mementos. These sensibilities were channeled into more traditional art forms at UCSC, Santa Cruz CA where he studied printmaking and bookbinding. After schooling, he went on to explore a widening variety of mediums until ultimately finding his way back to rusty metal, this time in the form of junkyard castaways. His attention evolved to focus on industrial arts, creating interactive kinetic sculpture out of common urban refuse. In 2008 he co-founded The Great Handcar Regatta and organized the large-scale kinetic sculpture project, “The Hennepin Crawler.”
Volunteers & part-time staff
180 Studios is made possible by the dedication and tremendous efforts of a cadre of volunteers.