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The Journey


I Want To Be An Artist When I Grow Up

David has loved art, in many forms, from a young child, recalling saying at a young age “I want to be an artist when I grow up” not really knowing where that would go.  As a child, primary interests consisted of drawing, nature, and cars & trucks.  In school, art class was always the highlight of the day.  While in other school classes, the margins of notebooks were being filled with elaborate drawings and sketches of things imagined.


Making art with metal contradicts what many people think of as artwork.  Metal is a cold, raw, and unyielding material.  In its unaltered state it does not have many qualities that one would view as artistic.  However, when metal pieces are bent, cut, manipulated, and welded together they begin to take on a new life.  The metal develops character, life, warmth, even illusions of movement.  Most of David's metal sculpture is inspired by nature and animals.  When sculpting an animal, particularly close attention is given to the proportions of the animal, muscle structure, and fine details.  All of these traits play a significant role in making a piece that appears alive and ready to fly, leap, or run away at a moments notice.


"I fully realized my potential as an artist in 2017 through encouragement and support from my family.  This rekindled spark in my soul has been a strong driving force giving me a newfound faith in life as well as allowing me to be a better husband, father, and friend to those I love.  Being an artist is more than just a title or an occupation.  Being an artist is a passion, a driving force, and a way of life, and I would not have it any other way."


David Groenjes

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