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David Linn
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David Edward Linn

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College / University
Brigham Young University
Program / Degree
MFA Painting
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
I am...
About my artwork
My work is born out of a need to articulate for myself the terrain of my own passage through mortality and to explore the events and implications of man's spiritual existence and journey- that which forms deep currents flowing beneath the observable world. The symbolic internal worlds and environments of my paintings seem at times more real to me than my physical environment because they are evidence to me of what is felt most acutely. The paintings then become objects of devotion- personal evidence of a process that is verbally inexpressible. My work has evolved into a meditation on themes of searching, passage, and purification through these internal wilderness places- a landscape where events and objects assume multi-layered symbolic significance and actions become ceremonial in nature.
Artists I like
Peter Paul Rubens, Andy Goldsworthy, Frederick Church, Georges de la Tour, Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson... Luminists, Baroque, Hudson River School, site specific...
Creating music, sundry inventions, flying objects, being above 11,000 ft., growing food, eating food, being with my family, studying and attempting to live my faith.
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
There's a great one coming up in Santa Fe, October 13th, at Turner Carroll Gallery!
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my studio

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At 1:38 on May 29, 2012, ArmandoEpigrama said…
Dear David, in the following link see my post "La peligrosa razón" and your image "The Small Section": 
I appreciate the connection between the image and the idea that I'm working on.
Thanks a lot!
At 16:21 on March 10, 2012, MOUROT Marie-Jeanne said…

Merci ,David ce sera pour moi le meilleur moyen de suivre ton travail ...et quel travail !!

At 17:04 on March 6, 2012, ArmandoEpigrama said…

David, the pleasure was all mine

At 0:50 on March 6, 2012, ArmandoEpigrama said…

David, your work is, in my opinion, flawless, powerful.

At 17:56 on August 14, 2010, alex solodov said…
Hi David! Thank you for the comment, I think you work with a great skills and philosophical ideas. We have unusual summer in Moscow, hot like hell!

At 22:57 on July 31, 2010, Jill M. Armstrong said…
i looked again, and i see echoes of images in a series of charcoal drawings i've started, but i don't have many posted yet...i'm not engaged in the same spiritual quest that you are, and the objects in my drawings are deliberately largely unrecognizable, but there is a similar desire to represent these objects or places in a dramatic, ethereal, almost dreamlike environment, presenting them as iconic and monumental, perhaps holy...i understand this desire very well, though, unlike you, for me it comes from an uncultivated, unschooled, raw sort of spirituality...i think that looking at your work is helping me to better understand my own, even though you are light years beyond me......
At 22:42 on July 31, 2010, Jill M. Armstrong said…
your work really does reveal an intense engagement with exploration of the meaning of spirit and faith, respect for the forces of nature, and a gorgeous blending of the beautiful and the sublime...i'm so glad i found your work...!
At 1:14 on December 7, 2009, Teresa Slomko said…
Amazing, beautiful work!
At 9:48 on November 30, 2009, Rossello Damiano said…
At 14:31 on November 26, 2009, Bruce Rimell said…
Beautiful work, so delightfully and lightly rendered. For A Thousand Years is particularly magnificent for me.


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