North Royalton, Ohio USA – NOVEMBER 30, 2020 – After seventeen years of endless creativity and unceasing dedication to uniting communities through art, distinguished artist and community leader David Heatwole issue a sentimental and unusual farewell message to the Transcendental Arts Council, friends and families in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia and surrounding communities.
During the last 17 years, the brilliant and highly regarded artist and arts advocate, famously called “The Outlaw Toilet Bandit” by the Huffington Post, has continually aspired to unite communities through art. Heatwole promoted the arts in the community, bringing in award-winning artists to his exhibition art gallery in Martinsburg and publishing an Arts and Culture magazine, “The Main Artery,” in the quad-state region. Heatwole, known as a leader who sought to inspire change in the community, raised with his wife five wonderful children and received, alongside his wife, Dawn Heatwole, recognition by the United States Congressional Committee and awarded the title “Angels In Adoption” in 2009.
Heatwole created three stunning giant works of art in the region before purchasing his first home in Martinsburg. These works of art include the fantastic scenic of a giant fish known as “The Umbrella Offering” in 1996, created in collaboration with Turner Ashby High School, Bridgewater, Virginia. A giant flower known as “The Flowering of a Dream” in 2001 made in partnership with Loudon County High School and the supporting community, and a giant church steeple, or spire, known as “The Art In-Spire Maze” in 2003 for the Frederick Festival of Arts in Collaboration with hundreds of volunteers from Frederick, Maryland.
Heatwole long wondered what his fourth art-by-the-acre scenic mural creation might be and remained incredibly optimistic about the possibility of creating another art masterpiece in collaboration with his new home community of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia. Heatwole admittingly said,” That while I looked forward to adding to his series of scenic aerial photographic creations, it was a lot of work.” Over the seventeen year break, while living in the state dubbed “Almost Heaven” and West “by God” Virginia, Heatwole often thought maybe he should create a giant dove in the same manner as the other three projects however he kept feeling like his efforts were done with this series.
However, what Heatwole considers to be the fourth work of art for the series instead turned out to be a unique, surrealistic discovery rather than one he created. Heatwole says, ”For me, it was seventeen years in the making because he thought about the topic during my entire stay in the town. The work of art is rather an exhilarating masterpiece of divine proportions.
“Once in a while, you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” – The Grateful Dead.
Upon deciding to move out of town, the artist researched houses near him that were either for sale or had recently sold using the real estate marketplace, Zillow.com in order to price his home. It was during this time on Zillow.com, where Heatwole eventually listed his home on Bowers Street that he made an unusual, “divine” discovery – in his fourth artwork; The Dove of Eternity. In a sentimental, moving away message, Heatwole unveils and dedicates his discovery and fourth artwork to the Transcendental Arts Council and all friends and families in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, and surrounding communities.
The discovery he has titled ‘The Dove of Eternity’ was particularly astonishing, considering how represented doves had been in various artworks created by the artist during the seventeen years. The discovery itself is simply the outline of the one boundary map or zip code of the artist’s residency but looks like a flying dove. Martinsburg has four such boundaries, and Heatwole’s residential zip code was 25401.
The Dove of Eternity Boundary Map Representation
Heatwoles’ artistic work has always represented a purpose, and the doves embedded in his artwork have to do with shifting information and synergy has symbolized either peace or the Judeo-Christian one part of the trinitarian God aka. The Holy Spirit. While the artist contemplated creating his fourth maze landscape installation in the form of a dove, it was through the need to move out of the state to take care of his In-Laws that the stunning discovery was made. Delivered in a video art form, David’s discovery tells a story within a story that showcases his contemplation of eternity via the featuring of doves in a number of his artworks leading up to the mind-blowing discovery of “The Dove of Eternity.”
In fact, the artist was working on an abstract painting of two doves with a little man chasing after a dove when he made the discovery.
Heatwole remains confident that the community will continue its art advocacy and positive communal growth with a promise of exciting potential for the future. He remains dedicated to his art and urges everyone to stay tuned for upcoming developments with The Art Studios of David F. Heatwole (www.thisartistdream.com)
About David F. Heatwole
Born into an immigrant generation of artisans and storytellers, David Heatwole is an 11th generation artist whose artistic creativity was fostered by his renowned sculptor dad and his continual perusal of the purity of discovery encouraged by his mother’s carefree humor. David’s art tells stories with each meticulous stroke of a brush, pencil, charcoal, pastel, or any material of his choosing. Having experienced a spiritual evolution, David Heatwole’s mission is to create art masterpieces representing a purpose and illustrate eternity and synergy. For more information contact the artists directly with the information below.
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