Andy Davis was a renowned American Artist and native of Georgia. He was an eccentric, unforgettable man who touched many in his lifetime. In his short years, he created timeless works of art, and brought his community together. He founded The Hood Street Art Center in McDonough, GA in 2015, where his vision and hopes for a Southern Crescent arts epicenter will live on today.
When Andy was a little boy, he pointed to the sky as a vapor trail whisked across the clouds. Marveling at the plane that made the trail, he exclaimed,€œI want to be a Cloudmaker!€ He was always imaginative.
At the young age of 53, Andy had already accomplished many of his dreams of becoming a working sculptor, while impacting his community through his incredible art. He had sculpted legendary figures such as: Ray Charles, Truett Cathy, Margaret Mitchell, Revolutionary and Patriot Patrick Henry, among many others. He was ready for his next big phase of his career, and excited about the art center. He had been recently commissioned to create a bronze, life-sized likeness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Georgia State capital, and was working on the first steps of the sculpture. Tragically, as he was riding around his hometown, a young drunk driver struck him while he was stopped at a traffic light. Andy was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital, where the doctors worked hard to save him, but the damage was extensive. Andy was a fighter, and was strong until the end, right until the moment we told him to let go. He had always wanted to be an organ donor, and we respected his wishes. Andy passed away on a Sunday evening, surrounded by his family and loved ones. A beautiful storm erupted that evening in the clouds.
We will carry on his legacy and vision through the art center, and Andy continues to sculpt the lives of others through the gift of organ donation. To those whom have received Andy’s gifts, we are blessed to know that he helped to save a life. We hope that this tribute can be an example to families who are going through grief. We would want others to remember Andy as giving, kind, eccentric, loving, brilliant, handsome, hilarious, and passionate about life. If you would like to see more of Andy’s works, please visit andydavisgallery.com and hoodstreetartcenter.com
We love you, O’ Captain, My Captain!