Feed SoCal food drive: LA artist Davia King spreads message of peace with ABC7 campaign t-shirt design

VAN NUYS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — David King is a Los Angeles-based artist who created wearable artwork for ABC7’s Feed SoCal food drive.

“I can’t think of another career path that would give me so much satisfaction,” King said.

“Before I was an artist, I was studying psychology, so I’m very curious about the human experience. I really try to incorporate my training in psychology with symbolic messages to share with humanity.”

“I feel like I could reach more people that way, instead of working with people individually or by becoming a psychologist or a life coach. An artist, I think, is just a really good observer.”

King described her Feed SoCal T-Shirt pattern. “This piece is two images hugging each other. One in white and one in black. And often when people see that, their initial interpretation is going to be racial.”

“Although it’s a beautiful message, and it’s the first layer of that message, my work is multi-dimensional.”

ABC7 has partnered with South Central Smile to identify muralists willing to donate their time to create t-shirt designs in support of our 11th annual Feed SoCal food drive.

She continued, “Before people can come together in the world, we must have peace within ourselves.”

“It’s our light that embraces our shadow. And our shadow is the part of ourselves that we suppress, that we hide, that we deny, that we pretend not to exist.”

“Our light is how we heal. It’s the embodiment of that balance… shining a light in our shadow so we can see what’s there, so it can help us transform a weakness in strength one way or another.”

“Once we start giving it some attention, it becomes more balanced in our lives. When I hear that ‘I’m inspired’ comment, then I know I’ve done my job.”

“I’m grateful for having the courage to do what I do. To then spread the energy of inspiration to others.”

“I choose to invite others to join me and spread more of a vibration of love on the planet as we go through all of these changes together.”

ABC7 will donate 100% of proceeds from the sale of the exclusive Davia King-designed t-shirt to support our 11th annual Feed SoCal campaign.

To buy a t-shirt, go to ABC7’s clothing store.

You can find all of our ABC7 merchandise at abc7.com/shop.

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