We had the good fortune of connecting with DAVE WEISBERG and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi DAVE, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
While growing up I was often attempting creative projects such as drawing, ceramics and the typical children’s crafts. As I got older the creative interests maintained and when looking at courses of study in college I couldn’t willfully pursue a path besides Fine Art. I completed the Bachelors program with a concentration in drawing and a considerably wider perspective. Knowing full well the difficulties likely ahead for an undergraduate with an Art degree, I saw no alternative. I’ve essentially maintained a freelance status since, undertaking a wide variety of projects over the years and appreciate the impact each has had on future work. Ultimately I believe the pursuit of a visual art form helped or encouraged the ability to analyze things as they are and not as we think they are. How the space and environment surrounding an object have just as much importance as the object itself. The entanglement became just as much my interest as the creating.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Simply put; my art is a meditation. It’s taken on many forms over the years. From oversized acrylic paintings, calligraphy, tattoo design, graphic and digital art to self-publishing two books consisting of poetry, prose and some other nonsense. Regarding what I’ve learned, I would have to quote someone far wiser than myself in that “the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.”

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them?
Without question, on a backpacking trip. Especially with an old friend. I’m a “less is more” type of individual and I tend to feel like a better human when I’m out in nature. If that can be shared with someone else, all the better. While the menu may not be the most glamorous the views and landscapes most assuredly would be. Arizona has some fantastic locations for just such an adventure.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would dedicate credit to everyone and anyone whose given compliments and criticism, doubt or praise, support, cynicism and all the like.

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