David was born a creator and artist. From early on with wooden blocks and catapults, later in his youth with a modified VW Beetle, cannons, gears, and much more. His education came from a farm background where he built out of necessity without having much.  He began welding at age 10 and has
been combining metal in interesting ways ever since- including the creation of When the Earth Moves, public sculpture for the City of Kokomo. He was formally educated in mathematics and computer science and worked in the National Labs, heavy equipment industry, automotive industry, and
technical/HPC research.  He is the CEO of Cogbots and holds the position of CRO for Thavron Solutions.

David Braun (b, 1972,Indiana)


Public Art Projects

When The Earth Moves , 8’ Stainless Steel and Stained Glass Sculpture

The Infernal Device, 18’ Solar powered wood and steel Sculpture 


             Dark Victorian Romance Art Show ;2014; Indianapolis, IN

Art Prize,  Public Art competition; 2011;Grand Rapids 


              Commissions and  kinetic art pieces  are currently in private collections  New York, Indiana, Maryland, Wisconsin, 


Interim Director: Envision Center Purdue University, December 2008 – August 2012

Adjunct Faculty: Electronic and Time-Based Art  in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, Purdue University  2009-2012


2010: National Science Foundation’s CreativeIT program Grant # 1002835: Pilot: Images of Nature – Technological Explorations of the Natural Environment Combining Art, Science and Engineering Strategies in an Educational Model for Collaborative Creation” 


Blog documenting the creation of When the Earth Moves  http://whentheearthmoves.wordpress.com/

The new city hall statue and fountain, Kokomo Perspective, Sept 2013


David and Nancy Braun’s City Hall Sculpture, KOG blog August 2013


Manufacturing an image: Kokomo Tribune June 30, 2013 http://www.kokomotribune.com/local/x1763648169/Manufacturing-an-image-in-Kokomo?zc_p=0

http://www.wzzm13.com/news/article/180500/14/ArtPrize-artists-highlight-social-causes Highlighting the solar power design of The Infernal Device 2011  WZZM13 Sept 26 2011

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.