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David Traylor's work begins with a study of gardens and landscapes. He revels in the collision of the exuberance and complexity of the disorder with the struggle to create structure and comprehension. David is interested in how places are defined through their presence (how they are defined or marked), through narrative (their stories, histories, and interpretations) and through context (their fit into the bigger world). Making a garden is the process of imposing order onto a seemingly chaotic, incomprehensible natural and social environment. It is this struggle between order and chaos that creates beauty, new ideas, deeper understanding and repose but also discordance, ambiguity, turbulence, and ugliness.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI:

Masters in Landscape Architecture

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI:

Masters in Urban Planning

University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI:

Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Design
Harvard Graduate Design School,Cambridge, MA:

Landscape Architecture
Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR

Body of Work:
2000-15: Marker (available)
2001-07: Filled Vessels (sold out)
2005-07: Fools and Jesters (sold out)
2010-16: Bowl of Water (available)

2015-current: Terra Cotta Terrariums (available)
2016-current: Home = Amphora (available)

2017-current: Counting Tiles (available) 

2021-current: Painted Ceramics (available)

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