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Michael Davis is [ set apart ].
_Michael Davis relentlessly serves God and others with his creativity, and people and projects are transformed because of it. While his demeanor is quiet and his words are few, his work and work ethic speaks a bold, unmistakable message for Christ. (Above, Michael is putting the finishing touches on the "doors" that set apart created for the 2012 Passion Awards.)
"My childhood passion was art and God has blessed me with the opportunity to be using that today. He has also blessed me with a beautiful wife and two beautiful children. I am truly amazed at God's grace which, without I would be completely lost."
What is/are your creative passion(s)?
Drawing/painting, digital art, sculpting, music.
How are you using your creative gifts?
Hallmark Cards, set apart, freelance, church.
What message do you try to communicate in your creative work?
I want to try to create a sense of freedom in my work. Can't say that I am quite there yet.
It is a work in progress. I believe that God wants us to be free in what ever we pursue and that should be evident in the final product.
What is your ideal environment for creating?
An art studio that is well lit and with lots and lots of room.
We all can dream can't we?
Where do you get your inspiration?
The world around me, Gods creation, and animals.
I love finding things in nature and man made things that have texture to them.
Who has been a great influence on your life?
Artistically it has been my Uncle Earl Kuhn.
Spiritually it has been my grandmother Evlen Davis.
Describe the ultimate opportunity in your line of work.
Just knowing that I am using my talents to further God's kingdom!
That is the ultimate opportunity!
What advice do you have for other artists and creatives on their journey?
Don't ever give up.
Develop patience and perseverance and you will get to where you want to go.
And, of course, trust in the Lord and not in yourself, realizing that He is the one who has equipped you with the abilities you have and has a purpose for it.
What would you do for Jesus if you knew he wouldn't let you fail?
I would do something extraordinary with my art or music, but none of that matters if I can't stand up for His gospel. I would (and should) proclaim the gospel message of Jesus Christ with boldness.
Experience his creativity.
Michael's gift of creativity has been integral
to the majority of the artwork created by
set apart. Above, Michael measures out the placement for the letters on The Hope Memorial, created for the people of Joplin, MO.
Good to know.
Johnson County Community College
Menudo -- you had to see my hair in high school to understand.
Mustang...nicknamed the orange bomb.
Real life hero - Jesus Christ
Comic book hero - Spiderman
From Back to the Future III - Marty McFly: "Doc, Doc! Okay, okay! Relax, Doc! It's me! It's Marty!" Doc: "No! It can't be; I just sent you back to the future!" Marty McFly: "No, I know; you did send me back to the future. But I'm back...I'm back from the future." Doc: "Great Scott!"”
Who makes you laugh out loud?