maria b davis

welcome.

At a young age I learned that words alone couldn’t completely express what I wanted to say.  Shy, and lacking somewhat in oral communication in my youth; I added pictures to help fill in the blanks. Now as an adult I create mostly abstract images in my oil pastels, while my photographs and other work tends to be in digital form.

My work most recently has been with my digitally altered photography. Most times I do not have a set idea of what will materialize. The photos determining the direction I should take, as I calter them.  The result is a multi-layered work consisting of my visual thoughts and emotions, expressing my spiritual connection to the world. If one saw my work as a whole, one may get a sense of who I am and how I look at things, although I suppose that is true about most art.  I leave a record of sorts for my family, friends and perhaps those who are curious. The following pages contain a glimpse into my little corner of the universe.

The last few years has seen me in the northeast Indiana area performing exhibitions of sword fighting, fan and levitation stick dancing with a group of local friends. While some would say the idea is obvious; I didn’t fully realize the potential of my physicality to be a form of expression. I’ve put some practice vids and some pics on the site for reference.

Currently, I work as a freelance graphic designer, artist and photographer and am an active volunteer in my community. Of course, the best job of all is being the mother of two fantastic kids.

Welcome to my site.