David Holden


David uses his own personal objects and symbols of his past to examine ideas of nostalgia. Names of his childhood friends and baseball cards from the 1970’s, Sony walkman’s from the 1980’s, views from early traffic cameras in the late 1990’s; he has used all of these images in various forms to reflect on the passing of time and how we choose to record it.

Ways I Work

Only thing you need when you leave the house

My keys

Describe your home in 3 words

A room with a view

Why is art important to you?

Good for the soul.

Beverage of choice

French Breakfast tea

Jays vs. Raptors


When did you start making art, and why?

As a child

Best season of the year in Toronto

Late spring...long days

Your favourite spot in Toronto right now


Favourite medium

oil on canvas

What do you listen to when you work?

WNYC/NPR podcasts



48"L x 36"W
David Holden

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