Author Archives: Kris Davidson

I spent my first years were spent in Sweden, an enchanted land where there surely are trolls, fairies and other mystical beings frolicking in the woods. But before I could confirm my fairytale theories, we moved to Dallas, Texas, where I thought for sure that I would ride a horse to school past cacti and tumbleweed while waving to my neighbor, JR, who lived a drama-filled life on South Fork.

It didn’t happen that way.

Instead, I started my art career early thanks to my mom who let me draw on the walls of my room. The undisputed masterpiece of my childhood occurred when I painted my sisters face purple with a surgical marker unearthed from the depths of my father’s desk. With that timeless ink I created living art upon my 4-year-old sister’s perfect face that lasted for a glorious three months. My grandmother, who was babysitting us at the time, wept upon first laying eyes on this inaugural work. I’ve been at it ever since.

These days, I am based in New Orleans and San Francisco but venture beyond my backyard readily, eagerly and on a regular basis.

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Strange Times in America: Art + Storytelling

“What do you think an artist is? …he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. … Continue reading

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New New Orleans — 10 Years after Katrina (National Geographic Traveler)

As a frequent traveler based in New Orleans I am routinely cornered by well-intentioned folks with furrowed brows asking: “Has New Orleans recovered from Katrina?” In a word: Yes. (That would be a loaded, nuanced “yes”) The trouble with answering this … Continue reading