David Zahn

Artist’s Statement

As an artist who has been creating works for many years, there are some aspects of my pieces that are apparent. The human form has always been a major element in my work. Integrating images of people and blending them with abstract forms has been a long lasting direction in my art. I strive to create a feeling of timelessness and a strong emotional element in each piece. I make finished works in bronze, ce- ramic, and other materials as needed. I love to do commissions for individuals, or organizations. Creating a realistic portrait, or a one of a kind art work for a specific purpose is always an exciting endeavor for me.

I also like to have a bit of mystery in my art, so don’t be surprised if you can’t figure out exactly what is going on. My work is imaginative, thought provoking, and surrealistic at times, so the viewer has to make some of their own conclusions.


David Zahn lives and works in Moline, Illinois. Originally from the Chicago area, he has been creating art work for many years. David works in both 2-D and 3-D art mediums, and is known for his ceramic and bronze sculptures. Whether sculpting or painting, his art works are always imaginative, interesting and contain some sort of mystery in them.

Movement is another important aspect of David’s art. He likes to create intriguing juxtaposing of static and flowing forms in his artistic imagery. Works by David Zahn can be found in both public, private, and corporate collec- tions. There are many pieces of his art on permanent public display both indoors, and out of doors, in Iowa, and Illinois.