David Hale was born in 1984 and raised along an unnamed creek in central Georgia. He spent much of his childhood outside exploring and inside drawing, and these two central themes were always bound by his relationship to the Divine. Spirit spoke to him along the banks of that muddy creek, and he found his best response in the marks made by his hands. David watched the woods around his home transformed in the name of greed and excess, and saw his beloved creek turned into a fenced in detention pond. He now finds his home along another creek, on the Beloved Land, between the forks of the Oconee River, and he honors it with his heart and his hands. Now he explores and creates with his wife Emily, his son Crow, and the animals that share their home. David makes marks in many different ways, but all are humble reflections of the same Divine Love he is offered daily.