David is a U.S. diplomat who has served in Guadalajara, Mexico; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Cairo, Egypt; and Washington D.C. His works, which are unrelated to his job, are made from Lego® bricks and reflect the potential for individual and collective progress. Inquires and commission at merrellde@gmail.com.


  • Juried Art Shows
    • 36th Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Woman at the Well: Many More Believed, October 12, 2022 – January 11, 2023, Springville, Utah
    • Bits & Pieces, Connected and Cirque, Falls Church Arts Gallery, November 19, 2022 – January 8, 2023, Falls Church, Virginia
    • Scapes, Falls Church Arts Gallery, Water Scape, October 8 – November 13, 2022, Falls Church Virginia
    • 11th International Art Competition, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church History Museum, Meditations on Glory, March 14 – October 7, 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Collaborative art projects
    • Foreign Service Institute, Consular Training Division, Arlington, Virginia, November 2022
    • Heaton Family Reunion, Park City, Utah, July 2022
    • Eastley Family Reunion, Orem, Utah, July 2022
    • Immigrant children at the Rose Park Neighborhood Center (https://gsfutah.org/), Salt Lake City, Utah, July 26, 2022
    • Refugee children at the Sunnyvale Community Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 4, 2022
  • Displays
    • Solo show, Cairo Calligraphy, Tazemmurt Siwa Oasis in Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt, May 28-June 25, 2022
    • Maker Faire Cairo, Maker with Lego® bricks, March 2018
    • Riyadh International Book Fair, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 2017
  • Installations
    • U.S. Embassy Cairo, two pieces, June 2022
    • Danish Embassy Cairo, one piece, June 2022
    • Jewish Community of Cairo, one piece, June 2022
    • International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan, one piece, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 2017
  • Creations for Charity Implementer
  • Awards
    • Merit Award, 11th International Art Competition, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Meditations on Glory, on display at the Church History Museum March 14, 2019 through October 7, 2019
    • Best Mosaic, BrickSlopes, June 2018
    • Guinness World Record, Largest LEGO® brick word, June 7, 2018

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