Born: Malmo, Sweden 1925
Died: East Hampton, New York 1997
carved wood 18 7/8 x 26 x 15 in. (48.0 x 66.0 x 38.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 50A
Luce Center Label
In the Helixikos Series, Hans Hokanson explored different combinations of carved spirals. Helixikos #13 is composed of two interlocking spirals that appear to twist and pull in different directions. The weight and solidity of the sculpture reflect the massive piece of wood from which it was carved.