David Skora, The Geometry of Space
The Geometry of Space is an example of what I create with welded fabricated steel. The piece is about design and how the elements which compose the piece interact together and interact within the environment it is placed.
I grew up in South Western Michigan where I was influenced by the woods, the fields and the beauty of Lake Michigan. Growing up in that environment, shaped the way I perceived the world and allowed me to develop my interest in art and creativity. In the late 1970’s I attended undergraduate school at Western Michigan State University and graduated with a degree in Graphic Design and Painting. Upon graduation, I moved to Chicago where I worked as a Graphic Designer. While in Chicago I was exposed to a plethora of creative energy which influenced my early creative endeavors. A creative opportunity presented itself to me which required me to move to South Bend, Indiana where I worked as a graphic designer. It was in South Bend that I began my professional career as a Painter and Sculptor in earnest. In the mid-1980’s I accepted a position as a Graphic Designer on the east coast and moved to Connecticut. By the late 1980’s I was accepted into graduate school at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. I received a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 1989 and afterward, I returned to Connecticut. In 1991 I began teaching at the University of New Haven. In early 2000 I learned how to weld. And I began to make large fabricated steel sculptures.
Currently, I continue to teach as a full-time Professor of Graphic Design at Western Connecticut State University and I paint, sculpt, and design. I live with my family in Litchfield County in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut.
My artwork has been shown extensively and can be found in many public and private collections throughout the United States.