A need to navigate the fissure between inner and outer worlds makes the processes of map making, mark making, artist books, textiles, and installation important veins threading through Davis’s work. She works with the visual and sensory possibilities of sequential layering of textures within space and time in order to express the ephemeral nature of journey, landscape, and knowledge. In Davis’s work what at first might seem un-mappable- the landscape of the interior, becomes a surface that is worked and reshaped. Positive and negative space bring the visible and the invisible into tension and transformation in her work. Many of her images examine the fugitive, elusive, and transitory moments between lost and found.
Cynthia Davis currently resides in Harpswell, Maine. She holds a MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in Fibers, and a BFA in Printmaking from the Portland School of Art now known as the Maine College of Art. Her advanced studies in art also include attendance at the University of Southern Maine, the University of Colorado, Boulder, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy.
Her work can be found at http://www.cynthiacdavis.com/#1