David Mcpherson is a multimedia artist based in Santa Fe who has worked with Meow Wolf since 2009. An impulse towards curiosity and ineffable wonder drives his work. His most recent works are digital fabrication and light based, he has also worked in 3d video animation, sculptural, assemblage and painting. His art practice started in Ashland Oregon in high school, where he excelled in acrylic painting. He attended the San Francisco Art Institute in 1994 and 1995, before moving to Santa Fe in 1997. While living in Santa Fe he worked as a studio artist for several local artists honing his wood sculpting skills, while creating for temporary installations and events on the side. His involvement with Meow Wolf worked as a conduit to develop knowledge and experiments in low voltage technology and interactive and light based art, while working collaboratively with fellow artists to create works far more ambitious and exciting than what any individual contributing artist had capacity for.
David worked on designing and implementing the production of a series of panels that were pre fabbed in Santa Fe and installed and embellished further in the Factory section of Omega Mart. These were a series of metal and salvage assemblages known as the Factory Walls. He also created the diorama "7 Monolith Village" in the Seven Monolith Village anchor space, The Trophy Awards case in the Dramcorp Offices, a reading lamp in the Xenion burial chamber, and proposed and created preliminary concept art for the Runoff Stream in the Seven Monolith Village anchor space.