About The Artist
Mixed media artist and sculptor, David Mills works with a myriad of materials from metal and wood to record covers, found objects and anything else that he thinks would help him tell his story. The works are modern and contemporary originating from his interest in science, math, physics and astronomy. Sine waves and mathematical representations of frequencies are thematic in his latest works. David’s works strike a chord within you via the translation of the visual data presented and the space that it occupies.
His latest series "Frequency Aesthetic" is loaded with energy as he works to present sound and frequency in 2 and 3 dimensions.
David studied art at the University of Maryland University College and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. before returning to teach at U.M.U.C. Over the 30 years that make up David's creative career he has acquired a comprehensive and varied repertoire of work that spans many genres and media. His work has been accepted in numerous exhibits including the following:
ArtUsCo, Austin, TX
David Anthony Fine Art, Taos, NM (current)
Xanadu Gallery of Contemporary art (current)
Art Affair Gallery, Lakeway, TX
Discovery Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Pigota @ Big Medium - Austin, TX
VUKA Coop gallery - West Austin Studio Tour, Austin TX
Austin Art Post - East Austin Studio Tour, Austin TX
Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
Artomatic, Washington, DC
The Artists Museum, Washington, DC
Annual Faculty Exhibition, University of Maryland Art Gallery
Annual Student Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art/ Whitewalls Gallery Semi-Annual Student Exhibition, University of Maryland Art Gallery Student Faculty Exhibition, University of Maryland Art Gallery
Mill River Gallery, Ellicott City
Howard County Arts Council
Founding member Austin Artists at Work
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Charter member Austin Working Artists
Tel: 202-276-6645 | email@example.com
About The Work
In this latest series I take a look at sound frequencies in an attempt to present them in two and three dimensions. I'm particularly interested in exploring the possibility of presenting representations of sound waves that mimic the effects on the brain that listening to the same frequencies would have. Although my background is not in science or mathematics, I am fascinated by both and am extremely excited to explore these themes through visual media.
It all started with the question:
What if, all animals, all matter, all everything is either in harmony or in discord with one another relative to universal resonant frequencies? What if any or all of it could be manipulated to be in or out of phase with one another? How would this affect our environment and our health? What if fear, love, hate, excitement and intuition are physical reactions to sympathetic harmonic resonance? How could we use this information to better manage our time and place in the universe?
My current work takes on these questions examining the possibility that we all may be intangibly connected through an infinite network of frequencies. I examine the correlation between these universal frequencies, the circadian rhythm and the naturally occurring mathematical principle of Phi, Fibonacci and the golden mean. This new series uses a variety of audio and visual media including; conventional sound devices, vinyl records, and musical instruments as well as sonic and electromagnetic wave elements to express this concept.
My aim is to show that we are all one massive unit made up of in nite individual parts. My challenge will be proving it aesthetically.
Canvas Rebel: Meet David Mills
We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful David Mills. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with David below.
Hi David, thanks for joining us today. Was there an experience or lesson you learned at a previous job
that’s benefited your career afterwards?
One of my first jobs after high school was at a lawn care maintenance facility in Rockville, MD. As the new guy, I got assigned all the jobs you might expect. I loaded and unloaded trucks, repaired equipment, made bank runs, filled in for absent service techs, stocked shelved, took inventory…. you get the picture. I couldn’t have been more than a week in when the Vice President cornered me and asked me to follow him to the rest room. He told me that (in addition to the other tasks) I was... READ FULL ARTICLE.