By Clint Davidson
Elements: Aerosol paint on corrugated metal
Born in southern Indiana, Clint Davidson moved to Louisville before eventually coming to Columbus to attend CCAD in 1996. Before he had formal training, skateboarding had a heavy influence on his artwork by seeing graffiti artists he would not have otherwise been exposed to. Davidson says the graphics, through the ads, was likely his earliest introduction to looking at other artwork for inspirations.
The piece he created at Easton is the style of painting he’s currently working on, which includes typography, and the shapes are a reference to graffiti. Davidson says the angular, jagged shapes in the background "create layers and have their own personality.”
“When I was originally approached by Easton to be a part of this project, I was really excited and honored by the opportunity,” said Davidson. “When we talk about supporting artists in the community it’s more than just tapping a screen a couple of times. When you pay artists to do their work and put it in a public place, where they’re proud to have their work on display it creates not only an economy in itself within the arts, but it also creates more opportunities for the public to see what artists in our community can do. I think by doing so, each artist that’s a part of this will grow and have opportunities that they wouldn’t have seen otherwise.” Davidson's art is located on the angled metal wall of Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce.