LPP in Conversation: David Bayus and Brynda Glazier

Studio Sessions

LPP in Conversation

LPP in Conversation: David Bayus and Brynda Glazier

By Little Paper Planes April 14, 2015

Studio Sessions offers behind-the-scenes access to artists, writers, curators, and creative individuals through a variety of tête-à-tête conversations that consider the how, and what, and where of making art. Studio Sessions are presented as interviews, profiles, and studio visits through text, photo essays, and videos.

LPP in Conversation visits Bay Area artists in their studios and project sites to explore the research, readings, obsessions, and inspiration they use to inform their practice.


David Bayus began using 3D modeling to escape constraints of space and budget as an art student. It turned out to be a tactic for eluding the laws of physics, too, allowing him to create uncanny tableaux and animations. As his cast of virtual characters expanded, he teamed up with sculptor Brynda Glazier and they developed a collaborative practice of abstract theater, modeling virtual spaces and real clay to create scenes, animations, and sculptures. We talked with David and Brynda, who work together under the pseudonym Dina J. Blazer, at David’s studio in San Francisco.

David Bayus lives and works in San Francisco, CA. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His risograph book, Stroke, Vol. 2 was recently released by Colpa Press. Brynda Glazier received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and her BFA from the University of Montana, Missoula. She is based in the East Bay.  

Dina J. Blazer. Those Driveway Talks at Night, 2014; digital photo archival print; 36 x 48 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

Producers/Directors:

Kelly Lynn Jones is an artist and founder of Little Paper Planes in San Francisco. She works with artists in a variety of ways including print, publishing, and curatorial projects as well as runs the LPP+ Residency. She received her MFA from California College of the Arts and has shown her work across the United States.

Maggie Haas is an artist and writer based in San Francisco. She is the Featured Artist Editor at Little Paper Planes, and writes reviews for LPP and other blogs. She holds an MFA from California College of the Arts and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Edit/film:

Apart from making videos, Jon Brown is an aspiring semi-professional whistler. He also has too many keys on his keychain.

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