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Artist ID: 2512

Note: This is the second time I have submitted this as it said there was an error the first time. If both went through, I apologize for the duplication.
The work I have submitted comes out of a conceptual art project called The School of Poetic Living. The School of Poetic Living is not about making art nor is it an actual school. It is a school of thought created to encourage purposeful living. The School of Poetic Living was designed to help people find the poetry in their own lives and appreciate the small moments in life as well as the grand.

The “Fun Clouds” are a physical manifestation of “PROJECT DAYDREAM,” which was the first project conceived for The School of Poetic Living. Daydreaming is an art form that has been maligned by society as a waste of time. Daydreaming is not a passive activity. It requires practice. Some may wonder why one should take the time to imagine something when one can go online and get instant gratification from someone else’s vision? The ability to so easily access vast amounts of information is endangering our creativity. Information is not knowledge. Information is not an end in itself. Imagination is a cornerstone of our humanity. Daydreaming must be cultivated. “PROJECT DAYDREAM” was and still is a call to action. The purpose of “PROJECT DAYDREAM” is to encourage everyone to take some time each day and let their mind wander. Purposefully created to be reminiscent of a child’s toy, the “Fun Clouds” are meant to be whimsical, colorful, and bubbly. Stuck inside? Nighttime? No clouds in the sky? As long as you have a “Fun Cloud” you can practice your Daydreaming skills. Portable clouds to bolster the imagination. Although simple in design, the possibilities are endless. “Fun Clouds” are only limited by a viewer’s imagination.

The “DIY Sculpture Kits” are also a byproduct of “PROJECT DAYDREAM.” Unlike traditional sculptures or works of art, these kits are meant to be built by the owner. Reminiscent of childhood toys, the kits are meant to encourage imagination. These modular kits are available in a variety of sizes and colors. Whether you have a 2 Piece Box or a 20 Piece Box, let your imagination soar.

Nick Davis received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alabama. Currently, he is a Professor of Art at the University of West Alabama and a certified trainer in DaVinci Resolve video editing software. His current work is based on the importance of daydreaming and consists of sculptures created with a 3-Dimensional printer.

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