April's Featured Artist:
Iowa City, IA
With an undergraduate degree in photojournalism, it was graduate work in metals with Chunghi Choo at the University of Iowa that brought David closer to his present sculptural involvement with metal. "As I designed and made functional metal objects, I became interested in the expressive qualities of the metalworking craft. Metal is part of our visual culture and seems to express a certain subject matter and content by itself." The mainstay of David's work is his jewelry: handmade link bracelets, pendants, bangles and earrings for the most part, in sterling silver. However, he also makes sculptural pieces and metal wall quilts.
In addition to jewelry, David Luck has executed commissions of large hammered metal wall quilts for public buildings such as Iowa State University's Horticulture Building and Carver-Hawkeye Arena at the University of Iowa.