David Voisard Creates Fun Art
Hang gliding led David Voisard from the flat-lands of central Illinois to the beaches and mountains of California. An outdoor enthusiast from an early age, David traveled the golden state, eventually becoming a cross country ski instructor at Royal Gorge near Lake Tahoe. There he met his wife Micki, an accomplished sculptor in her own right. When it stopped snowing he apprenticed in a woodworking shop and discovered his innate talent with working with his hands. He appreciates the fact that he has always been able to ’learn on someone else’s dime’ so to speak, which in turns created a win-win situation.
Further travels landed the couple in the Napa Valley where Voisard strengthened his woodworking skills and landed several commissions for elegantly carved doors and other object d’ art. A chance trip to Tubac to participate in the annual Festival of the Arts ended with the couple buying a house and relocating to the high desert. With the wonderful hardwoods of the north coast in short supply, David turned his attention to metal and has been sculpting in that medium ever since. Another chance encounter occurred when Voisard ‘s sculpture won an ADOT sponsored Public Art project in the area, which fueled his interest in participating in more Public Art programs throughout the west, a process in which he has been very successful.
David passes on his passion for metal sculpting by teaching the discipline to high school students from Tucson. Public or private, Voisard’s mission with his art is to be whimsical and transformative…to make smiles. While his work is certainly exceptional, he describes it as ‘Fun Art’ rather than ‘Fine Art’.