Born in 1945, David is an internationally renowned sculptor. He creates work that addresses grief, loss, forgiveness, and healing. For the past forty years he has made sculptures, installations, collages, mixed-media assemblages, and a series of temples that inspire healing. He is well known for building immense temples out of recycled wood sheets for the Burning Man festivals, where they are then burnt to the ground in a spectacle of light and heat. His commitment to public art is rooted in 1960s-era idealism. Best received a master's degree in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute. His works have been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art, and elsewhere.