The Artist

David Vala has had a long and varied career as an artist, landscape architect and professor of landscape architecture and design.  Most recently he has engaged with the natural world in a visual dialogue, discovering and documenting spirits of the earth.  You’ll find some of these “spirit images” in the photo section of this site.

An avid traveler with a deep interest in ancient cultures you’ll find images of sacred sites, historical structures as well as contemporary cityscapes in Europe and Asia. David frequently shares these images as slide presentations, tailored to specific audiences, including historical and architectural background information.

Inspired by ancient egyptian vessels and Oregon coastal elements he created a series of spirit boats and houses. You’ll find these under the sculpture section.