Francis of Assisi was born to a wealthy cloth merchant in the 12th century. After experiencing a unique personal encounter with Christ in early adulthood, Francis publicly removed his expensive garments and devoted his life to poverty and serving…
Art History, Drawing, Iconography, Installation, Moving Images, Painting, Performance, Theology
Artist / Personal Statement
My work is a blend of contemporary and traditional—combining performance, video, sound, and representational oil painting. I use the language of humor and absurdity on my pilgrimage for the sacred and profound. My work provides poetic soil to contemplate matters of spiritual faith while also navigating the tensions of religion, theology, and contemporary culture.
Accomplishments / CV
My work has been exhibited internationally, and I received a M.F.A. from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2018. I hold a B.A. in Art Education and a M. Ed in Secondary Education from Harding University, as well as a M.A. in Art History from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. https://tessadavidsonartist.com/cv/