Piece description from the artist
"Beleaguered" is a digital montage from my series, In City Dreams, inspired by my life in Boston, and captured by the lyrics of the Robin Trower song: (In City Dreams) "Down in the dirt and candy wrappers / There pretty ladies on parade with flashing eyes / They come on smiling / The night's ablaze / The city burns from red to amber / A sidewalk circus floating by / Crowd of bright-eyed empty faces / They're playing a game / This game of magical illusion / That leaves you wondering / If you really have arrived or only dreaming."
Born and raised in East Tennessee, David Squibb earned a degree in painting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he studied under Whitney Leland and Leonard Koscianski, Mr. Koscianski himself a student of Buckminster Fuller and Wayne Thiebaud. As an art student, David focused his talents in watercolor, combining the abstract concentration of Mr. Leland and the classical techniques of Mr. Koscianski.
Upon graduation, David translated his art training into a career as an art director for major advertising agencies including BBDO Worldwide, Digitas, Hill Holliday and Arnold. In 2005, David switched to the copy side, rounding out his marketing communication skills as a creative writer.
David's influences are varied, from the guidance of his professors to the Pop Art works of Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, and Warhol, to David's favorite painter, Jean-Michel Basquiat.
David lives and works near Asheville, North Carolina, where he creates digital montages under the banner "Bumper Crop."