I’ve been ill since childhood, and for many years I clung to art as a vehicle of life, agency, and self. It wasn’t enough to prevent eventual collapses of mind and body, at which point I turned to qigong, meditation, taiji, and prayer. Those gave me back my happiness and some of my health, and eventually gave way to living in meditation and seeking further consciousness in deep relaxation. My old art habits were slowly rehabilitated too, until spiritual cultivation and artistic creation intersected, expressing vitality in spontaneity, consciousness in form, and a prayer for well-being—my own and all things.
David lives quietly in Lawrence, Kansas, with his fiancée. He’s worked mostly in isolation, but in recent years has begun to publish short fiction and recorded music.
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