Shooting Hoops With an Astronaut: David Huffman

Artist David Huffman explores ideas about identity, cultural trauma and social relationships through paintings, performance and sculptures that revolve around the symbolism of basketball and the space program. In this episode of Art School, watch Huffman at work in his studio as he explains his visual language that manifests as multi-layered imagery, blending abstraction with a psychologically-charged narrative.

Spend more time Huffman's symbolically-rich imagery by browsing this image gallery of his work, and practice your own abstractions using the video at the end of this page as your guide.


Huffman has created many studies in personally relevant symbology. Discover your own creative capability by practicing visual abstraction with an object that is meaningful to you. Huffman throws out some ideas (and more three-pointers) for inspiration in part two of this episode of Art School.

Visit David-Huffman.com to keep up with this Bay Area legend.

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