David Orth

 

Member profile details

Membership level
Annual Membership
First name
David
Last name
Orth
Organization
Orth Sculpture
Phone
708-288-5199
 

Contact Information

Address
20817 Bunker Hill Road
City
Marengo
Postal code
60152
Province/State
Illinois
Country
United States
 

First Image

Image No.1
Caption No.1
St. Paul's Episcopal Cross - Louisville, KY
Description No.1
bronze & graphics
 

Second Image

Image No.2
Caption No.2
Seabury Western Chapel Furnishings
Description No.2
bronze
 

Third Image

Image No.3
Caption No.3
Processional Cross
Description No.3
walnut, gold leaf, enamel
 

Arts data

Relation to Art
  • Artist
Arts Media
  • Sculpture
  • Liturgical art - installation
  • Iconography
  • Digital art
Arts Proficiency
Professional
Artist Statement
David Orth is a lifetime artist, craftsman, perpetual student, and occasional teacher. He works with wood and metal to make both functional & meaningful objects for people & communities. He is particularly interested in ceremonial objects, such as liturgical art, which operate in the ambiguous, holistic space between physical nature, spiritual awakening, & social connection.

David goes deep and wide during his design process. Iconography and liturgical furnishings, just like people, continually evolve with new understanding and fresh expression - not to be different or even eye-catching, but because the deepest, most ancient wells of Divine energy are always flowing with fresh water. Liturgical design lives in a paradox: on the one hand good skill & understanding - and on the other, simplicity to "start over at the beginning" each and every time.

Orth has two degrees in philosophy, has taught in the art & architecture departments of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and continues to share his craft and thoughts in multiple venues.
 

Church data

Denomination
Episcopal
Diocese
Chicago Diocese
Parish
St. Ann's Parish - Woodstock, Illinois
Church Name
St. Ann's Episcopal Church
 

Additional information

About
Liturgical furnishings in wood, steel, & bronze. Altars. Processional crosses. Pectoral crosses. Lecterns. Fonts. Modern-primitive styling. Layered, multi-cultural design process.
 

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