"Things have a life of their own," said the gypsy with a harsh accent. "It's simply a               matter of waking up their souls."   Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezOne Hundred Years of Solitude                                               

Material Poetry is about the transformation and reconfiguration of found objects and ancient symbolism into new art. Inspired by the mystic, the warrior, and the innate spirit that thrives within us. 

Each object is a capsule of history waiting to be opened through research and shaped through the artistic process. Dana Davis designs her unique, up-cycled and handcrafted jewelry with the intention of liberating history from the dusty junk drawers and dark closets where it has been buried for decades.  She graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a Bachelors degree in Fine Art Photography, but couldn't resist the gravity of jewelry, old architecture, sacred symbolism, vintage trinkets, and antiques. She resides in Philadelphia, PA-- where she can be found at Ritual Ritual and arts festivals around the city. 


Ritual Ritual: 819 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Arch Enemy Arts: 109 Arch St., Philadelphia PA


Tifani Truelove

Dana Davis

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