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About David

Baltimore City - Station North A&E District

I strive to create objects that illustrate a symbiotic relationship between man-made form and the natural world utilizing organic and mechanical imagery. The images gain their power through turbulent and dynamic juxtapositions created with contrasting media, texture, and form. In the combination of metal, nature, and earth I am after the unimaginable; a metamorphosis of microbiology, science fiction, industrial technology, and raw nature. The forms I create are deeply rooted in autobiographical... more

David Marion's portfolio

Multiverse Origin

This image was inspired by the concepts surrounding parallel universes. Of special interest is the brane multiverse in relation to M-theory and 3 dimensional perspective. Manipulation of our space, with respect to the physical nature of Earth, is the focus of this sculpture. Suspension is used as a symbol illustrating the nature of particles and gravity.

Natural Resource

Conservation is the focus of this sculpture. The form is designed to capture water and assist in irrigation. Human, animal, and insect forms create a visual dialogue and accentuate a symbiotic narrative.

Fracking

A sculptural representation of our addiction to fossil fuels and the systematic destruction of earth. The forced injection of pressurized water into the ground will have a profound impact on the planets molecular foundation. Fire in tap water, earthquakes, sinkholes, and toxic waste are consequences of our addiction to carbon based energy. This aggressive manipulation comes at the expense of other organisms and leads to mass extinction.

Last Drop

Functional water collection and containment sculpture. There is an increasing danger of serious water shortages around the globe. Contamination, waste, and climate change are having a negative impact on vital resources. The intent of making Last Drop is to highlight the importance of conservation. We must also confront the societal barriers preventing a meaningful investigation into cause and effect.

  • Last Drop

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    127"H x 53"W x 53"D front clay, wood, steel 2015 Functional water collection and containment sculpture.
  • Last Drop

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    127"H x 53"W x 53"D top detail clay, wood, steel 2015 Functional water collection and containment sculpture.
  • Last Drop

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    127"H x 53"W x 53"D top detail clay, wood, steel 2015 Functional water collection and containment sculpture.
  • Last Drop

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    127"H x 53"W x 53"D top detail clay, wood, steel 2015 Functional water collection and containment sculpture.
  • Last Drop

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    127"H x 53"W x 53"D vessel detail clay, wood, steel 2015 Functional water collection and containment sculpture.
  • Last Drop

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    127"H x 53"W x 53"D vessel detail clay, wood, steel 2015 Functional water collection and containment sculpture.
  • Last Drop

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    127"H x 53"W x 53"D detail clay, wood, steel 2015 Functional water collection and containment sculpture.
  • Last Drop

    127"H x 53"W x 53"D torso detail clay, wood, steel Functional water collection and containment sculpture.
  • Last Drop

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    127"H x 53"W x 53"D reflection detail clay, wood, steel 2015 Functional water collection and containment sculpture.
  • Last Drop

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    127"H x 53"W x 53"D ground view clay, wood, steel 2015 Functional water collection and containment sculpture.

CRISPR Firefly

Image based on CRISPR genome editing. Plant, animal, human, and mechanical characteristics are used as a visual language to illustrate an evolving scientific frontier. What form will the cascade of genetic changes take? How much control can science maintain over the governing laws of nature? Genome editing has great potential as a tool to understanding, but not changing, the course of evolution.

  • CRISPR Firefly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    52"H x 42"W x 29"D 3/4 side clay, steel assemblage 2015 Images relating to CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Firefly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    52"H x 42"W x 29"D 3/4 back clay, steel assemblage 2015 Images relating to CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Firefly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    52"H x 42"W x 29"D front clay, steel assemblage 2015 Images relating to CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Firefly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    52"H x 42"W x 29"D top detail clay, steel assemblage 2015 Images relating to CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Firefly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    52"H x 42"W x 29"D detail clay, steel assemblage 2015 Images relating to CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Firefly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    52"H x 42"W x 29"D detail clay, steel assemblage 2015 Images relating to CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Firefly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    52"H x 42"W x 29"D detail clay, steel assemblage 2015 Images relating to CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Firefly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    52"H x 42"W x 29"D back clay, steel assemblage 2015 Images relating to CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Firefly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    52"H x 42"W x 29"D detail clay, steel assemblage 2015 Images relating to CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Firefly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    52"H x 42"W x 29"D side detail clay, steel assemblage 2015 Images relating to CRISPR genome editing.

CRISPR Dragonfly

Image based on CRISPR genome editing. Plant, animal, human, and mechanical characteristics are used as a visual language to illustrate an evolving scientific frontier. What form will the cascade of genetic changes take? How much control can science maintain over the governing laws of nature? Genome editing has great potential as a tool to understanding, but not changing, the course of evolution.

  • CRISPR Dragonfly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    57"H x 39"W x 28"D front clay, steel, assemblage 2015 Images based on CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Dragonfly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    57"H x 39"W x 28"D back clay, steel, assemblage 2015 Images based on CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Dragonfly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    57"H x 39"W x 28"D detail clay, steel, assemblage 2015 Images based on CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Dragonfly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    57"H x 39"W x 28"D detail clay, steel, assemblage 2015 Images based on CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Dragonfly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    57"H x 39"W x 28"D detail clay, steel, assemblage 2015 Images based on CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Dragonfly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    57"H x 39"W x 28"D detail clay, steel, assemblage 2015 Images based on CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Dragonfly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    57"H x 39"W x 28"D detail clay, steel, assemblage 2015 Images based on CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Dragonfly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    57"H x 39"W x 28"D detail clay, steel, assemblage 2015 Images based on CRISPR genome editing.
  • CRISPR Dragonfly

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    57"H x 39"W x 28"D detail clay, steel, assemblage 2015 Images based on CRISPR genome editing.

Molecular Structure

Full scale study of a sculpture functioning as a water containment system. There is an increasing danger of serious water shortages around the globe. Contamination, waste, and climate change are having a negative impact. A resource that has been taken for granted will soon become a source of cultural and political conflict.

  • Molecular Structure

    95"H x 65"W x 56"D 3/4 side clay, wood, steel, assemblage Full scale study of sculpture functioning as a water containment system.
  • Molecular Structure

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    95"H x 65"W x 56"D detail clay, wood, steel, assemblage 2015 Full scale study of sculpture functioning as a water containment system.
  • Molecular Structure

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    95"H x 65"W x 56"D detail clay, wood, steel, assemblage 2015 Full scale study of sculpture functioning as a water containment system.
  • Molecular Structure

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    95"H x 65"W x 56"D detail clay, wood, steel, assemblage 2015 Full scale study of sculpture functioning as a water containment system.
  • Molecular Structure

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    95"H x 65"W x 56"D front clay, wood, steel, assemblage 2015 Full scale study of sculpture functioning as a water containment system.

Extinguisher

Extinguisher is designed for the Environmental Guardian series. The form illustrates the increasing influence human's have on the environment. Extinguisher relates to the increase of wild fires, cause by draught, through global warming. The form is built around a central channel that filters water into a containment vessel. Our manipulation of science and technology has not evolved into a symbiotic relation with nature. Our actions frequently have a negative impact on the planet.

  • Extinguisher

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    full view : 97"H x 58"W x 58"D : 2014 sculpture clay, cast porcelain, steel, rubber, copper, irrigation hardware : prototype designed to collect rain water.
  • Extinguisher

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    vessel hose connection detail 97"H x 58"W x 58"D 2014 sculpture clay, cast porcelain, steel, rubber, copper, irrigation hardware : prototype designed to collect rain water.
  • Extinguisher

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    lower vessel 97"H x 58"W x 58"D 2014 sculpture clay, cast porcelain, steel, rubber, copper, irrigation hardware : prototype designed to collect rain water.
  • Extinguisher

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    suspension detail : 97"H x 58"W x 58"D : 2014 sculpture clay, cast porcelain, steel, rubber, copper, irrigation hardware : prototype designed to collect rain water.

Rain Man

Forms built in sections and designed to capture water. The idea is to create a symbiotic relation between form and function that focuses on managing one of earth's most important natural resources. Projections for the future indicate that the planet cannot sustain human life if the population continues to increase. Water irrigation and management will become a priority for survival. Rain Man illustrates this idea by incorporating sculptural technique into functional design.

  • Rain Man

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    front : 84"H x 24"W x 24"D 2014 sculpture clay, irrigation hardware, rubber, wood : designed to function as a water collection and irrigation form.
  • Rain Man

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    suspension detail : 84"H x 24"W x 24"D : 2014 sculpture clay, irrigation hardware, rubber, wood : designed to function as a water collection and irrigation form.
  • Rain Man

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    vessel detail : 84"H x 24"W x 24"D 2014 sculpture clay, irrigation hardware, rubber, wood : designed to function as a water collection and irrigation form.
  • Rain Man

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    3/4 suspension detail : 84"H x 24"W x 24"D : 2014 sculpture clay, irrigation hardware, rubber, wood : designed to function as a water collection and irrigation form.
  • Rain Man

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    overview : 84"H x 24"W x 24"D : 2014 sculpture clay, irrigation hardware, rubber, wood : designed to function as a water collection and irrigation form.
  • Rain Man

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    Placed at a Maryland residence to test functionality.
  • Rain Man

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    Placed at a Maryland residence to test functionality.
  • Rain Man

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    Placed at a Maryland residence to test functionality.
  • Rain Man

    Placed at a Maryland residence to test functionality

Particle Accelerator

Prototype design for the Environmental Guardian series. The form illustrates the increasing influence humans have on the environment. Our manipulation of science and technology has not evolved into a symbiotic relation with nature. Overpopulation will cause massive shortages of food, water, and shelter. Our actions frequently have a negative impact on the planet. Particle Accelerator is a comment on this perception. The sculpture convey's the idea while incorporating elements that build harmony with the conflict.

  • Particle Accelerator

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    full view : 87"H x 41"W x 41"D : 2014 sculpture clay, irrigation hardware, fabric, steel : prototype designed for water collection and management.
  • Particle Accelerator

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    vessel detail : 87"H x 41"W x 41"D : 2014 sculpture clay, irrigation hardware, fabric, steel : prototype designed for water collection and management.
  • Particle Accelerator

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    connection detail : 87"H x 41"W x 41"D : 2014 sculpture clay, irrigation hardware, fabric, steel : prototype designed for water collection and management.
  • Particle Accelerator

    sculpture, ceramic, environment, science
    suspension detail : 87"H x 41"W x 41"D : 2014 sculpture clay, irrigation hardware, fabric, steel : prototype designed for water collection and management.

David's Curated Collection

This artist has not yet created a curated collection.