David Orozco

David Orozco is an native of Los Angeles, an artist who uses yarn as his medium and curiosity as his muse.

With crochet, taught to him by his grandmother when he was 8, he uses this skill in craft to create not only fabric, but sculpture. Using string, fishing line, or rope, fabric and paper, used and new, he creates figures, patterns, clothing and more.

An active contributor to the Institute for Figuring's Crocheted Coral Reef project, David's fiber work based on mathematical ideas has been seen in museums and galleries from New York to Tokyo, from London to Sydney.

As a core member of Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, his mischief has been seen in the streets of Los Angeles, at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, and other museums and galleries in town. His origami work can be seen in the 2014 movie “Big Sky.”

He was an Artist in Residence at Self Help Graphics in 2013. He sits on the board of the Arroyo Arts Collective, one of the oldest such organizations in Los Angeles.

David enjoys making objects to be held, to be worn, full of texture and life. He has been privileged to have taught many people the skill of creating cloth, and the techniques of sculpting with fiber.

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