Artist in New York
Artist in New York
ABOUT DAVEY BLAZE:
People ask me how I got into making toys. It took a while to realize how far back the answer goes. When asked "what do you want to be when you grow up?" My first answer was " I want to be a Baby Doctor", but only because I'd recently been born.
Then it became "I want to own a Toy store", but that was because I thought it meant making Toys like Santa Clause and selling them in a shop. When I learned I'd just be buying and selling toys my answer changed to "I want to be a comic book artist" then later "a rock star" before eventually coming full circle.
Growing up, my Mother would reward us kids with a toy every week if we were good. Since doing things that would be considered "bad" didn't make sense to me at the time, I had the most toys. My cousins, out of envy, liked to steal and break toys. To me that was a cardinal sin. So from a young age I learned how to take toys apart, figure out how they worked and rebuild them; to fix them.
My older brother once wanted a Batman Toy, so using black duct tape, my Dad turned a Mego Tonto Figure into Batman. That made a big impression on me.
The seeds were always there. After a very winding creative road I'm doing what I always wanted to do; Making toys, like Santa Claus.
I believe that great art is one of the things that unites us as human beings; that helps to make this Life bearable & fun, that lets us know we're not alone. As an Artist and as an individual, I've always pushed myself to grow, am never satisfied with my abilities and feel a constant urge to improve. There will always be more to learn.
One thing I Love about Action Figures is that they appeal to the child in all of us, but there is much more to them than that. To me, great Action Figures are a perfect way to bring to Life characters and stories that deserve to be told, stories that shape our imaginations and inspire our Lives, to celebrate people who are important to us, as a fun gift for ourselves, or as a wonderful way to honor those who deserve to be remembered. To me, Action Figures are not just for children, but can be pieces of fine art, capable of bringing joy, stirring emotion and touching the heart.
Below are links to the Davey Blaze Customs - Custom Action Figures Official Website, as well as links to blogs, interviews and more.
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