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David Spohn


David Spohn was awarded a 2013 East Central Regional Arts Council/McKnight Fellowship for professional artists. He is a visual artist and will be developing a new body of artwork entitled The Dragonfly Suite:  A Study in Transformation.  This will be a printmaking project and he will use the solar plate etching technique.

Spohn resides in Chisago County and lives near Lindstrom, MN. 

Artist Statement
Artist Statement

I have spent my life drawing.  My goal as an artist is to communicate the healing power in the beauty of our natural world by creating art that helps people connect with this world in whatever environment they live.  This connection is available to all of us when we learn to focus on the world as it it under our feet, right in front of our eyes.  

By seeing the simple beauty around us, we take the first steps toward a better world. Whether drawing in pencil, ink, or making etchings, my work has always involved print in one form or another, either through books or intaglio printmaking.  The common thread is that art for books and art as printmaking both involve drawing at the heart of the matter.  Both end up in the publication of editions - art to be shared.