Give a Talkin', 2009
flashe, ink wash, cut paper, gouache, Micron pen on Rives BFK, 15" x 20"
New paintings and etching plates in progress
Recent works on paper
Davison's work space was arranged with recent ink wash drawings, paintings in progress, and a fresh set of etching plates. There were old photographs pinned to the wall alongside some of the works that are used not so much as a direct visual reference, but more to evoke a certain feeling and sense of place. The surface of the works utilize the immediate, venerable state of the materials, while offering a physically worked quality that reveals itself through various combination of cuts, marks, collage and washes.
flashe, ink wash, cut paper, Micron pen, gouache, Pitt pen Rives BFK, 20" x 20"
flashe, cut paper, Micron pen, ink wash on Rives BFK, 15" x 20"
While his etchings retain a more precise, linear quality to them, his collection of handmade books offer a raucous encyclopedia of possible colors, styles and subject matter.
Handmade artist books
Summer Book, Pages 17-18, 2007
gouache, cut paper, Pitt pen, ink wash, 11" x 20"
July Drawings #01, 2006
ink wash, colored pencil, Pitt pen, graphite on Rives Heavyweight, 8" x 10"
Treasure Drawings #04, 2007
gouache, india ink, colored pencil, cut paper on Rives BFK, 10" x 14"