In sleep we are unable to hide from the complexities of nightmares or miracles - even if we don't fully understand them. Drawing inspiration from our dreams' ability to weave together symbols, I was called to create collages in 2012 after a massive rift changed my life for good. Since then I have been using the astral language of symbolism to tell stories through remnant scraps of magazines and comic books. Made with little more than glue sticks and an Xacto knife, my artworks serve as sacred visions of my internal world, and the shedding of old skins.


David Arms is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist living in Brooklyn, NY who specializes in creating handmade paper collages. Since 2012, he has developed artwork for several musicians and has been featured in multiple magazines. Currently he is designing labels for an Upstate NY based distillery while simultaneously learning how to create comics & cartoons. 



2018, Featured in Papercut Magazine 

Surveillance Issue

2018, Fabrik Heroes selected artist


2018, Depict Arts Artist of the Month (December)

2018, Artwork featured in Pvssy Magic Magazine

Janelle Monae Pride issue

2018, Featured on “Rebellion” art playlist

Depict digital Frames


2018, Excel Blades Artist of the Month (May)

2019, "The Love Market”, Schwick at 774 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY

2018, “The First Annual Russell Sprouts Celebration of Life & Release Party”, The Russell J. Efros Foundation at Market Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

2018, “Recycle” juried exhibition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY


2018, "Oroboros Art Show", Hybrid Movement Company, Brooklyn, NY


2018, "20/20 Vision", Twenty Bar, Brooklyn, NY


2018, "Meatspace", Brooklyn Collage Collective, Brooklyn, NY


2017, "Abstract Tendencies", LeGrande Lounge at The Time Hotel, New York, NY


2016, "RAW Artists: Motif", The Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY

2016, "The Future", Armstead Exchange & 5Spot Soul Food, Brooklyn, NY


2016, “Void", The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2016, "Open House", Gowanus Lofts & Galleries, Brooklyn, NY


2016, "Noise Love Fest", The Gateway, Brooklyn, NY


2016, "Fashion Week New York S/S 2017 Day One", Holy Apostles Gallery, New York, NY


2016, "A Weekend of Art, Shopping & Celebration", Gowanus Lofts & Galleries, Brooklyn, NY


2016, "The Set NYC presents ‘Live Painting", Lovecraft Bar, New York, NY


2016, "The Set NYC presents Balloons", Lovecraft Bar, New York, NY


2016, "Urban Salon", Parsons School of Design, New York, NY


2016, "Runner-Up Winners Show", Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2015, "Dark ‘nʼ Scary Halloween Show", Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2015, "PLAGUEspace Floating Gallery No.1", Coffee Bruins, New York, NY


2014, "The Living Exhibition", The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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