Larry A. Davis

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

The Jawless Series

The motivation for the "Jawless Series" was based on a desire to clean out my studio. For years I have collected interesting materials and items that I felt might someday be utilized in the creation of my art. Approximately 85% of the elements used to create the "Jawless Series" were already living in cubbies or on shelves within the walls of my studio.

When I create, I frequently work on more than one piece at a time, preferring to have a three-dimensional free-standing piece and a bas-relief wall piece in progress simultaneously. That way, if I become stuck on one, I flip over to the other. I also like the contrast associated with the process of working three dimensionally versus working on something that is flat or bas-relief.

In the "Jawless Series", the wall pieces are both a subtle animal skin reference and what I like to refer to as "reverse fossils" - each one a draped reminder of both bone and machined parts that make up the jawless three dimensional creatures.