Artist: Woods Davy
Dates: b.1949, Washington, D.C.
Materials: Stone and Steel
Dimensions: 13′ x 5′ x 5′
About Bella Donna
Woods Davy states, “The focus of my work is the integration of man-made and natural forms… where the result transcends the materials, and a Zen-like quality emerges.” With these words, Davy sets the stage for his precariously balanced sculpture in which stones appear to float in gravitydefying weightlessness. Most of Davy’s works are vertically oriented and explore a cantilevered construction method, where large-scale stones are stacked in a totemic style. His work contemplates the notion of opposing forces, while forging an unexpected harmony. Woods Davy received his BFA from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his MFA from University of Illinois. His public projects are not objects, but “places that function as points of transition and gathering sites.”