About this talk
As creatives we strive for some form of success — some mountaintop, goal, or recognition. So what happens when we finally reach the thing we’ve been aiming for? After a lifetime of experimentation, artist Joshua Davis found his growth slowing after receiving high-level acknowledgment for his work. “I got lazy, I got comfortable, and I produced less,” he says.
Stagnant and absent of the fear that fueled his creativity, he embarked on a multi-year journey to make himself uncomfortable: switching tools, methods, and collaborators. Along the way, he discovered the pitfalls of the known and the importance of play and fear in the creative process.
Josh Davis, Owner, Joshua Davis Studio
Joshua Davis, is a New York based artist, designer, and technologist producing both public and private work for companies, collectors, and institutions. He has worked at Sub Rosa as Interactive Director and at Code and Theory as creative director of physical installations.