I was born on the same day exactly one hundred years after the birth of Louis Comfort Tiffany. I still remember that summer morning in June when I was eleven years old. I was walking with my mother pulling the Red Flyer wagon on the way to the Salvation Army in Saginaw, Michigan. Ahead I saw an old rotted wood framed stained glass window leaning on top of rubbish by the side of the street. My mother and I gently lifted the window into the wagon. When we returned home, we carefully removed the square and rectangular pieces of old red, blue and amber glass. In l977, I signed up for a stained glass class taught by Charles Hudson. A few years later, I designed and created a lampshade for my mother using old glass from three windows in the home where I grew up with my brother and three sisters. I retired in 2013 after decades of following the dreams of my heart and soul. I created stained glass suns, moons, stars, abstract wall and commissioned window art glass. The textured filigree frequently around or between my pieces of stained glass is my own unique creative expression. I sold these pieces at juried art shows and prominent galleries in New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, and the Virgin Islands. In 1993 and l997 by invitation, I designed and fabricated a Christmas ornament for the Blue Room Tree at the White House. In 2003, I was one of 175 artists invited by The American Concern for Artistry and Craftsmanship to exhibit at Lincoln Center in New York City. In addition, I exhibited in the 7th Annual Craft Art Festival at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Long Island, New York. I specialized in custom, artistic stained glass designs for home and commercial interiors referring to these pieces as "Stained Glass Poetry". Under the full moon and stars shining above the Great Lakes of Northern Michigan, I dedicate each of my stained glass creations to whisper to you: "May the choices you make each day actualize the dreams inside your heart and soul."
MICHAEL DAVID's ArtPrize Entries
These are MICHAEL DAVID's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
MICHAEL DAVID's Past Work
These are images of past work that MICHAEL DAVID has done.