About the artist David Finn has had over 15 solo exhibitions, including shows in New York, London, Milan, Hong Kong and Lund, Sweden. The recipient of fellowship grants from the Bemis Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, he has created a number of public art projects in North Carolina. Finn is a Professor of Art at Wake Forest where he has taught sculpture since 1987.
About the work Finn began making small child –size bodies from newspaper and placing them in evocative installations, titled collectively Newspaper Children, in 1982. Living in NYC during the 80’s, he developed Masked Figures, a series of life-sized figures made of refuse materials and wearing painted masks. Upon moving to Winston-Salem, NC in 1990's the artist’s material vocabulary expanded to include ceramics, steel, wood, wax, stone and plastics. His work is now primarily project based, with interests in socially engaged art, funeral rituals and memorials, public art and design, all forms of carving, and fermentation.