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about the artist

David (he/him) is proud to live and work in Vancouver on the unceded Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh territories. Born and raised in England, David moved to Vancouver for an adventure in 2014 and hasn't looked back! Loving art and design from a young age, David achieved a degree in 3D design at Brighton University. He trained as a school counsellor before moving into teaching Design at High School. David believes using your hands is good for your head and heart. He long term vision is to cultivate a space where people can come and reflect on their mental wellness through repurposing reclaimed materials into meaningful artwork.

Artist photo David Ives

about the art

Astract Art in walnut, cedar, acrylic and leather

David's Reclaimed Art showcases the multi-faceted quality and beauty of reclaimed materials. Using unwanted, broken and excess materials is helping Vancouver move towards becoming a zerowaste city. His growing list of sustainable materials include; cedar, fir, hardwood offcuts, used leather & elk hide remnants, acrylic, metal, acoustic felt, carpet and a range of material samples from interior designers. These materials are carefully, yet experimentally combined using a blend of hand crafting techniques together with the precision of the laser cutter. Colour, contrast and balance are used to elevate these materials into abstract aesthetical and visual feasts.

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