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Dana Martin Davis
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A surprise gift, my inclusion in the dedication of Robert Goolrick's new novel making literary news in Paris: La Chute des Princes, along with my friend CMB. Love. 
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Congratulations on this honor! I joined G+ when a friend left fb for it, but somehow it didn't take as fb does for ease and flow of use. He came back to fb and I have not been here since then but wanted to acknowledge the notice.  A lovely tribute.
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On a day when It's so very hot outside, thought I would share the coolness of this painting installation. Work by Helen Ferguson Crawford in Atlanta @The Forum Gallery at The Defoor Art Centre through August 2012. 
opening night for my solo exhibition at The Forum Gallery at The Defoor Art Centre, Atlanta. summer show. june 10th through august 30th. i also have work in the summer show at {Poem 88}. here is a lin...
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This is great. This is a major component of <a href="http://www.aerotech.ca/en/home.html">steel fabrication</a> now. 
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In three generations of diverse work, this is the first Davis Steel & Iron project to become a puzzle.
Here Niki de Saint Phalle's "Firebird" is featured in front of the Mario Botta designed Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte NC.
Steel fabrication is analogous to, but not really a puzzle. Each piece is numbered and marked to remove the guessing from the fit.
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cant wait for christmas...;)
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Having lunch invitations from two people today, I suggested we three meet together. This connected a corporate headhunter with a good friend who is a prime CEO candidate.

Before the Davis Steel plant tour, we started in my Visionspace where I shared Enchantment, my newest favorite book. Author +Guy Kawasaki is so immediately high touch, the signed cover he sent was already in place.

What can you easily combine in life that furthers the possibilities and goals of other people?
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Enchantment. Still keep this signed book propped up as suggested reading for all who visit my open door office. 
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This is just so beautiful.
Both visually and conceptually.
Good on you, Vik Muniz.
Love.
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Vik Muniz is one of my favorite artist. This is fabulous!
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Upcycling: taking the leftover raw material which would normally be recycled, and giving it new life as a higher form wrought original object.

Last year we at Davis Steel & Iron donated over 6 tons of material to UNC Charlotte's undergrad sculpture program.

We are seeking to expand this type of reclamation of steel by offering "dropped" steel from projects to be upcycled as raw material which, when matched with a sculptor, can become a site-specific work made from material analogous to the actual structural skelton of the building.

Further, we are offering placement of the work of ABSTRACTUS (Velez+Steevens of Bogota, Columbia) which has a sensibility of the environmentally conscious.

Contact: ddavis@davissteel.com for more ideas and info regarding this project.
mauricio velez acostaBogotá – Colombiaximena steevens mendezBogotá – Colombia
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Passport for Fashion. CLT. Tomorrow night. Saturday April 20 I will being judging presentations from emerging designers. Most looking forward to the UPcycled fashion competition. http://passportforfashion.com/dana-martin-davis-2/
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There is much to celebrate in young talent producing the new and the next. 
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Thinking of fun genius idea guy Jack Pentes who is the originator of every "Playport" you ever saw in a Burger King or external attraction from here to Kalamazoo to Japan, with all steel fabrication done by Davis Steel & Iron. This is his wind sculpture, which Is still on Trade St. in CLT for which we won a "Most Unusual Fabrication" award. Cheers for Jack!
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mind your own business, not everybody else's
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More than any other contemporary work I have seen, this sculpture "Tar Baby vs. St. Sebastian" by Michael Richards is an eerie foretelling of the events of 9/11. The sculptor himself cast his body for the form ostensibly representing the Tuskegee Airmen. The work is dated 1999, and Richards would lose his life in his studio in one of the towers struck on that day two years later.
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I was really disturbed when I heard about him losing his life in his studio. He decided to sleep overnight in his studio, a decision that cost him his life. What an eerie ominous forecast. I still get sick to my stomach every time I see the piece or someone mentions it. The choices one makes...
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There is no such thing as an insignificant step in the process.
This is a box that was delivered and dropped outside just before a deluge of a rainstorm.
Contents: one next season Chanel coat.
(Women gasping. Men shrugging. Someone call 911 to revive the fashionistas.)
The person who saved the coat, the transaction, and a world of animosity: whoever tied the knot in the plastic garment bag prior to shipping that kept out the water that would have turned this into a useless sopping heap of fiber.
Respect for the smallest of details.
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Ha! Love it!
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Really enjoyed watching this.

Probably because it makes me feel better about any disorder that is caused by the wake of my creative process.

Very much liked hearing Chen Ping say there was always something more urgent or important than making things tidy.
The intensity of making.
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Incredible
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Abstractus (Velez + Steevens of Bogata, Columbia) 63x471/2" 4 panels
At first what is seen as abstraction is upon closer inspection revealed to be a photocollage of detritus: discarded plastic jugs and containers make up the central neutral positive area.
What at first seems eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing is a poignant challenge to make something of what we are leaving behind for the next generation.
Upcycle.
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The message behind this series of works is environmental. And I find it subtle as well.
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Thinking/Speaking/Writing/Making+ STEEL Fabrication
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  • Creating Now/Joyful Apprentice
    CEO, present
  • Davis Steel
    CCO, 2001 - 2013
  • Metal Museum
    board member, 2008 - 2013
  • NY Art Farm
    founding board member, 2012
  • Women's Leadership Initiative
    founding board member
  • The Light Factory
    executive board member
  • Women's Impact Fund
    member
  • The Moving Poets
    board chairperson
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Visioneering freerange omnivorous cultural experience with blue collar practicality
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Eased my altitude sickness in Peru utilizing Bob Dylan on an iPod. Have a list of favorite museums, but am a part of the bones of the Botta-designed Bechtler. Have open eyes, heart, and mind; will travel.
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