SILK THEATRE BACKDROPS
David has always been interested in merging the various realms of his creative interests. While he was studying ballet, he was offered an opportunity to merge his interest in dance with his interests in painting, theater and performance art. In 1991 the director of the school where he was studying approached him and asked if he would be willing to create a 21’ x 38’ backdrop for the yearly school production of “the Nutcracker” depicting the “Land of Snow” for the final scene of Act 1. David researched images from past Nutcracker production by other famous companies and offered a selection. An image was chosen and he undertook the risky task of creating a first-time unique large format image on an unfamiliar medium that was needed on a production deadline. He selected an image that was only two colors, black on white, and allowed for an abstract interpretation. The completed backdrop image can be seen in the “Backdrops for rent” section of this web site.