(Photo circa 1995)
Spencer Davis was born in Los Angeles in 1972. By age one he’d been whisked away and transplanted onto a small farm in Hillsboro, Oregon where he was raised through high school. Spencer discovered a love of drawing at a young age and spent much of his idle time doing this and building jumps for his B.M.X. bike out of dirt and old plywood. Upon graduating high school he moved to Seattle Washington to experience city life and earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design from the University of Washington. In 1996 he returned to Los Angeles to further pollute his mind and take employment in the toy industry. His artistic influences include Legos, Star Wars Action figures, National Geographic, Conan the Barbarian, Vogue Magazine, Otomo Katsuhiro, Frank Frazetta, Barbie, Robert Williams, Frank Kozik, Coop, and perhaps an adult magazine or two (In that order.) The first “Booty Babe” was conceived in 1998 when Spencer started adding clay to a relatively skinny, 12" fashion doll. Numerous gallery exhibitions, and literally hundreds of iterations later, Spencer’s Booty Babe sculptures, have become his personal canvas with which he expresses his passion for toy collecting, foreign culture, fantasy and low brow art, and of course the wonderful variety of female beauty.