David Johns

My creation on paper or canvas do not come from a place of preconception. They come from the inner most chambers of my soul.

The essence of what I am is a spiritual being. I am a Diné (Navajo) man of the Tl’ aashchi’i’ clan and born for the Kinyaa’aanii clan. Even as I write it, it feels like I am saying a prayer.

Everything I am and do I hope comes from a place of harmony. If my mind, body and spirit are in balance then I can produce an image which reflects my truth.

I hope my abstractions are ways for the observers to feel the essence of my inner self; not get caught up in the distractions of outer appearances. It is not the form that touches our deepest longings but rather the story my images evoke in the viewer. This is the ultimate impact of my art.