Focus on the Masters

Focus on the masters  -  Coming this October 8

Artist Interviews with Donna Granata                                                      

            The Comedy Club/Ventura Harbor Village
1559 Spinnaker Dr., Ste 225, Ventura, CA
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
            Audience members MUST arrive by 5:30

In David Blackburn’s own words, “wood art is the tree that never dies.” David’s pathway to exquisite woodworking has not been a straight line. It began as child’s play and grew through a tour in Viet Nam, working as a youth minister with Campus Life, subsequent careers building patio covers, doing home remodeling and supervising construction. In 1979, seeking out additional sources of income, he began to build cigar humidors. It was then that the mystical, poetic heart and soul of David’s art emerged. His mind opened and a stream of sketches and ideas flowed. Because David “reads” the wood, his boxes and furniture are not always square or rectangular but are formed with the natural flow of wood. Color, grain, texture, rare and exotic woods, burl, pattern and natural edges create complex and intriguing works that are interactive, with hidden locks and compartments that contain scripture or poetry. He has won numerous awards and has been widely published. David’s work can be seen at Fox Fine Jewelry in Ventura through Nov. 9.