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Under unspeakable circumstances, scottdavid was born in 1984 to an unwed, unwanting 13 year old girl in Phoenix Arizona. Given away to a Baptist family in Waco, Tx, the young babe became born again upon barely being born.  In junior high his pro-basketball hopes were dashed by a pacemaker implantation, so the crippled youth turned to art.  Unknowing of his origin and lineage, he acted out, instinctively responding to the dark, mysterious past from which he emerged.  Petty theft, underage drinking, drug use, and devious sex acts with migrant workers dominated his high school years, leading to juvenile hall and eventually a boys' home/prep school in Vermont.

At 18, scottdavid escaped the single sex classroom, and joined the likes of Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake to work on a series of projections for David Lynch's sensory deprivation tank.  Scottdavid's first show, called Look What I Made, rocked the mirrored walls and tables of seedy, pre-gentrified 11211.  His precise mixed media lines adorned any available surface in college party pads all over Brooklyn.  A large body of work appeared exclusively at 514 Lorimer, a converted 1970's basement dance studio belonging to PR giant Kissoon Kim and lawyer benefactor Sunny G.  A stunning piece entitled "Mom, Are You Out There?" was part of scottdavid's highly acclaimed Whitney show Blargh Bleep Blop and featured on the cover of Art Forum magazine.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, his bereft adoptive parents filled the void he left with eight Taiwanese foster children.

In the summer of 2007 during a Homer's Odyssey re-enactment rave in Astoria, Queens, an epiphany struck the drug-addled stray in the form of a pacemaker/defibrillator malfunction, leaving him between life and death.  With the whine of a charging capacitor, scottdavid returned to the living.  Art collectors worldwide lamented his second chance. 

In 2012, at the height of the global economic crisis, scottdavid drove to Portland Oregon without delay or clue.  In this blog (updated the first monday of every month) you will see overt reactions to materialism, overpopulation, celebrity, video games, and mortality.

-cole hewlett

 

"It's my belief that history is a wheel. 'Inconsistency is my very essence' -says the wheel- 'Rise up on my spokes if you like, but don't complain when you are cast back down into the depths.' Good times pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it is also our hope. The worst of times, like the best, are always passing away."

-boethius


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