MARK DAVIS has been making mobiles out of his studio in the Roslindale section of Boston for almost thirty years. He began making “three-dimensional art” as a boy growing up gay in Indiana. His work has evolved into a unique and original approach that employs color, whimsy, and playfulness to create works of stunning beauty and grace, and of course, balance.
His public art includes major installations like Healing Waters, which hangs at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He began his career making jewelry that was featured in major New York department stores and in the pages of Vogue. Along the way he found mentors within the LGBT community who offered inspiration and encouragement. Mark discusses here his relationship with Gene Moore, the man behind the iconic Tiffany window displays, who helped him find his current success as a mobile artist.
This interview was conducted late last year via Zoom link. — AC
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