Bob Hawks | Longitudinal II
|Biography Statement Ask the Artist|
Bob Hawks celebrated his 75th birthday in May, 1995. A Hiawatha, Kansas native, he now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he ran a commercial photography business from 1949 to 1985 . His artwork was featured in the show "Woodturning Vision and Concept II" at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in 1990, and has been seen at various venues throughout the country.
At present, his pieces are on exhibit at the Wichita Art Museum and at galleries in Kansas and Texas.
The turned piece "Longitudinal" is a result of experimenting with colors and design in an attempt to make a piece that looks like it could lift off. I prefer forms that appear to be light and have some motion in the design.
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|William Harper||Anne Hirondelle|