How to Become an Installation Artist – David Wiseman


Installation artist David Wiseman always loved design and drawing, but it was a small, ceramic deer that really kicked off his career. Since then, David’s ceiling installations have been featured in venues such as Christian Dior Shanghai, Design Miami, and global cities like London, New York, and Los Angeles. David lays out the foundational values that have carried him throughout his craftsmanship – hy artists can make money and not be sellouts, and why sharing your creative passion is a privilege and a responsibility for humanity.

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  1. A blank ceiling is intimidating, but don’t focus on the big picture. Break it down. Work on it little by little.

  2. When there’s a will, there’s a way.

  3. When you put something out into the world, it comes back to you.

  4. Know what’s already out there and find out – what are you offering that’s new?

  5. You’re not a sellout if you want to make things that will be appreciated by other people.

  6. It’s a responsibility and a privilege to provide an artistic, emotional experience.

  7. Don’t worry what the model looks like. The truth is on your paper.




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