David Orth


Member profile details

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Expired Memberships
First name
Last name
Orth Sculpture

Contact Information

Arkansas (AR)
United States

First Image

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Caption No.1
St. Paul's Episcopal Cross - Louisville, KY
Description No.1
bronze & graphics

Second Image

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Caption No.2
Seabury Western Chapel Furnishings
Description No.2

Third Image

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Caption No.3
Processional Cross
Description No.3
walnut, gold leaf, enamel

Arts data

Relation to Art
  • Artist
Arts Media
  • Sculpture
  • Liturgical art - installation
  • Iconography
  • Digital art
  • Other
Arts Proficiency
Artist Statement
David Orth is a lifetime artist, craftsman, perpetual student, and occasional teacher. He works with wood and metal to make both functional & meaningful objects for people & communities. He is particularly interested in revitalized liturgical art - operating in the rich space between raw materials, spiritual awakening, & social connection.

David ventures deep and wide during his design process. Iconography and liturgical furnishings, just like people, continually evolve with new understanding and fresh expression - not to be different or even eye-catching, but because the deepest, most ancient wells of Divine energy are always flowing with fresh water. Liturgical design (as does all art) lives in a paradox: on the one hand expert skill & understanding - and on the other, the humility and curiosity to "start over at the beginning" each and every time.

Orth has two degrees in philosophy, has taught in the art & architecture departments of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and continues to share his craft and thoughts in multiple venues. He recently moved his home & studio from the Chicago area to the Ozark hills of Northwestern Arkansas.

Church data

Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas
St. Paul's - Fayetteville
Church Name
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Additional information

Liturgical furnishings in wood, steel, & bronze. Altars. Processional crosses. Pectoral crosses. Lecterns. Fonts. Modern-primitive styling. Layered, multi-cultural design process.

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