Gri Gri Project
Mask Mission by Danica M. David
Updated: Feb 13, 2021
During the initial stage of the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down, Danica David wanted to contribute to people in her community.
Photo by Danica David
"My masks are sewn with the Virgin Islands' cultural Madras fabric. I also use African fabric. Masks are created with two layers of fabric, plus interfacing. My project is called the "Mask Mission." Please join me on this mission. By assisting others in this way, I hope to share love, joy, and peace amid COVID-19." Danica Davis
Danica M. David, M. A. A. Ed is a St. Croix-born contemporary artist, educator, author, graphic designer, and the mother of two sons, Alex and Kaylan. She is the owner of Danica Art Studio and the director of Creative Adventure Summer Art Program. Danica teaches art at the St. Croix Educational Complex High School and is an adjunct professor at the University of the Virgin Islands.
She has owned Danica Art Studio since 2001. Danica is motivated by the Bible verse Psalm 32:8, “I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye..." She believes in praying for direction before every venture. Danica stated, “I delight in creating and inspiring others in the arts. I have the opportunity to live out my passion. It’s an amazing blessing."
Her awards include the Crucian Cultural Heritage Award and The Teacher of the Year Award. Danica’s artwork has graced the walls of patrons in the Caribbean, Europe, and the mainland. Her artwork has been published in the University of the Virgin Islands’ 15th Anniversary Issue and Volume 19, Carol Mitchell’s book 'Round My Christmas Tree, Opal Palmer Adisa’s publication Interviewing the Caribbean 2015, Apple Gidley’s novel Fireburn. She also illustrated Charlene Abramson Joseph’s The Vienna Cake Mystery, a children's book. Danica’s first book Creative Callaloo: Art, Poems, and Recipes Inspired by the Virgin Islands released in December of 2018.