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Auction Ends: Jun 2, 2010 11:59 PM CDT

Watering Can Art

Watering Can #29

Item Number
239
Estimated Value
$300 USD
Sold
$145 USD to cchamberlain
Number of Bids
15  -  Bid History

Item Description

David A. Geary is an artist of great diversity. He was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, his father a native Chicagoan, his mother a Jamaican immigrant. This created the unique environment he considered home for his youth. His visual training took place in New Orleans, LA at Xavier University. After finishing his studies, he remained in this uniquely attractive city to absorb as much of its great culture and heritage as he could. Communicating his understanding of his experiences through a visual language, he became fluent in the many dialects of visual art. Building a career as an artist, an educator, as well as a family in New Orleans, has greatly influenced his work both visually and conceptually. As a result of the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe, he has become a part of the new “Gulf Coast Diaspora”. He has declared his return to the Chicagoland area, bringing with him the spirit of New Orleans and the culture that has become a part of him and his work. The community of Evanston, which he now calls home, serves as a great source of inspiration to add to his palette. Having spent all of those years capturing images to use as inspiration for his painting and sculpture he now has embraced using photography as another means of creative expression in his arsenal.