Sunday, August 20, 2006

My Bio

Here is the bio Micheal helped me write.
David Titterington was born and raised in Kansas City. He began to
draw at age three, using crayons and markers on his bedroom walls.
Furious but intrigued, his parents sent him to private lessons at six,
and he has studied the visual arts ever since.

David was kicked out of elementary school for possessing a weapon; he
spent junior high vandalizing and stealing. Things turned around for
him in high school, when he began to study Japanese language, Zen
Buddhism, and Ken Wilber, and awoke to a fascination with hospice,
death, and the process of dying. The summer after his senior
year he went to India for three weeks and discovered the writings of
Shunryu Suzuki and the Dalai Lama, inspiring him to begin a daily
practice of meditation and contemplation. At the University of Kansas he
studied painting, mysticism, art history, and Japanese language and culture. He founded a sitting group at the university, returned to India for the Dalai Lama's spring teachings, and participated in spiritual retreats and workshops, including a Buddhist refuge with Khamtrul Rinpoche. He has been involved with Integral Institute since 2004, when one of his paintings was used for the cover of the Integral Ecology and Sustainability seminar brochure. He currently lives, exhibits, and works as an Assistant Language Teacher in Ehime, Japan. He is still a troublemaker, although of a decidedly more legal variety.

About his work, David says "I am fascinated with energetic
patterns found in nature and the way light falls over forms.
I'm also interested in the power of symbols to communicate ideas that
words alone cannot. However, my paintings are primarily intended to
provide the viewer with a simple space for rest."

For more information, please visit www.davidtitterington.com.

1 comment:

madtf said...

Just an idea....you were kicked out for possessing "a weapon", but not really. The connotation is different than reality.
mya

May all beings be Free and in Love.



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