The work is about finding solace in the margins, developing plans for structures of safety and isolation, building an imaginary army with weapons that are magic, using horrors as tools for resistance, pretending that utopia is possible and real and earthly, using pattern as a way to organize things, and abstracting experiences that seem impossible to understand.

Born in Fort Stockton, Texas, David Willburn lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas. He earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts (Montpelier, VT). His work has been shown nationally and internationally at venues including Dallas Contemporary (Dallas, Texas), San Diego Art Institute (San Diego, CA), University of Art and Design (Helsinki, Finland) Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY), Union Gallery at University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI), Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, Oregon), and Galleri Urbane (Dallas, Texas).