David’s jewelry production began years ago when a new gallery put out the call for artists and he wished to participate. Much of his graduate metalwork at The University of Iowa was sculptural, so he started by making sterling silver jewelry using sculptural influences. David designed bracelets that emphasized structural form and component fabrication systems rather than embellishment and precious stones. He wanted his bracelet designs to enhance each individual’s wrist with a unique visual statement, and to be attractive on both women and men. His instincts must have been right because now, over thirty years later, people still appreciate his solid wrought jewelry. It is a concept that never seems to go out of style. David still makes metal sculpture and he has completed several commissions for Iowa’s Art In State Buildings Program. Unlike his jewelry, David’s sculpture has evolved to become extremely textural and embellished. Instead of enhancing the body like his jewelry designs do, his sculptures enhance their architectural setting.