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Michael Davis

Born:
Jacksonville, Florida 1952

Active in:

  • Roswell, Georgia

Luce Artist Biography

Michael Davis graduated from the University of North Florida with double majors in painting and ceramics. He has taught the art of basket weaving in classes and workshops and has organized conferences in an effort to bring together the community of artists working in this medium. His pieces are based on the geometric shapes of cones, spheres and paraboloids, and are crafted in the traditional "twining" method, which involves layers of fibers woven laterally around supporting ribs of reed. Davis breaks from traditional basketry by integrating vivid colors and found objects in his pieces.