James Davis


Compliment your space with functional works of art.

James Davis is a master of the Lichtenberg wood burning technique. His application of this technique creates stunning and totally unique wood-based artworks. James has partnered with Eldorado to offer Slab Climbing Panels that are one-of-a-kind–literally. 

To make these Slabs, James takes a board made of high quality birch, applies an electrically conductive material to the surface, then sends an electrical current across that surface. Where the current travels, the surface is burned and resembles lightening bolts or trees. 

 The finished Fractal Slabs are all ONE OF A KIND. The exact eletrical path can never be repeated.

  • 42″ x 42″ 
  • Birch
  • Super-durable, climable coating
  • 25 t-nuts in place and ready for routesetting
  • Indoor or sheltered outdoor space
  • Create traverse walls or roped climbing terrain
  • Easy to install with basic construction skills
  • 38 lbs each


James’s Story

James Davis was born in Detroit in 1975 and has called Colorado “Home” since 1987.   Growing up in Colorado sparked an early passion for adventure and the outdoors. James’ creativity comes from that sense of adventure.
James began developing his skills early and renovated his first house at the age of 25. He has continued to grow his skill set and in 2010 added a degree in design to his repertoire. Today, James creates functional and unique art for commercial and residential settings.
His recent work with Lichtenberg fractals came from a near lightning strike on Mt. Evans while snowboarding with a friend when an electrical storm rolled in.  “These patterns remind me of what it felt like in my legs as I tried to get off the mountain.” he says.  This pattern is what happens to the skin when struck by lightning.
Utilizing different wood, metal, resin, and electricity, James creates unique art.  His process involves sketches as well as a lot of on the spot decisions.  Many of his art pieces show themselves to him through the burns. Some of the grains tell him what he will create next. No two pieces are the same because no two canvases are.
James utilizes every piece of material he can. Working with scraps to create new pieces until there is only a small bucket of scraps left. Those, of course, make exceptional campfire material!  That’s when he knows it’s time to head back into nature for some more inspiration.