For more than 20 years David Ward, stick artist, has been making stick art wall sculptures and organic lighting. He has worked with many nationally known interior designers and architects on hospitality and high end residential projects. Michael Taylor Designs, Solage Resort, St Regis, Ritz Carlton and Auberge du Soleil are some of his clients. An art piece or light may start form a simple sketch or drawing or even a verbal idea. He takes that and can translate that feeling into a finished design. The stick art lights for Solage resort and Sol Bar started in that way. The designer asked for a large sphere light with a chandelier inside and the result is shown above.
Subtle artwork and Asian designs have always been a guide for David’s artwork. Noguchi, Tuttle and interior designers such as Michael Taylor are some of his favorite design inspirations. Napa and mountain modern styles go very well with David’s organic, natural clean lines and geometry of his stick art work and lighting.
Materials and collaboration
The materials he uses for his stick artwork comes from Washoe tribal lands in Nevada and the Sierra mountain foothills that he harvests himself. There is a depth and feeling that comes through his work that is tangible. The end result is artwork that feels like an integral part of the design.