David S. Palmer, a contemporary artist, born in Knox Indiana, in the year 1953. Studied fine art
at Ball State University. In 1976 Palmer moved to Laguna Bch Calif. where his friends would say he lived the life of a true underground artist. His creations are a testimony to the fact that he is also a talented and seasoned artist that has an extremely cutting edge perspective.
The pieces created in this series consist of mixed media, contemporary in appearance and is as much a sculpture as it is a painting. It is three dimensional. His present work embraces a topic that is as old as the dawning of man.
The materials I have chosen to use serve my purpose because of the blatant and emotionally charged response they evoke. These mediums already have a strong mental imagery that is attached to them. Around the world they are still used to either help build dreams or destroy the dreamers. My hope is that you will feel the emotion attached to the medium and then see the possibility that can arise from choosing to create rather than destroy.
Throughout history art has been used as a weapon of war, so it seemed fitting to take a weapon of war and make it art. The "Fallen Heroes " series, Abraham Lincoln , JFK, John Lennon and Gandhi all have one thing in common, In their effort to unite people, they all paid the ultimate price
July 29th, 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh. Shrouded in controversy, new information sheds light on the likelihood that the gunshot that killed Vincent was not self-inflicted. Overwhelming forensic and circumstantial evidence may force history to reconsider the demise of one of the world's greatest, though tormented artists.
''Vincent Van Gogh'', The search of truth by David Palmer