In 2008, David sustained a spinal cord injury at the C6 vertebrae that impaired his hand usage and paralyzed him from the chest down. To cope with the challenges that came with such paralysis, David turned to creating art. As he discovered how powerful art was in helping him heal, David created RiseUp Gallery to provide workshops to newly injured patients living with a variety of ailments including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis. RiseUp is currently based in Miami, FL.
David enjoys exploring new sustainable ways to adaptively create art. An avid photographer, board rider, and traveler, David's portfolio contains a wide-ranging collection of unique angles and symmetry found in his black and white urban streetscapes, colorfully majestic landscapes, and documentary photography.