Tim Hawkinson

photo by Samantha Nandez
Tim Hawkinson’s idiosyncratic creations are meditations on nature, machines, mortality, the body and human consciousness. Since the 1980s, he has used common, found, and store-bought materials, as well as handcrafted objects and machines, to shift familiar subject matter into an unfamiliar place with off-kilter visual conundrums and conceits imbued with deeper meaning. His inventive works range in size from monumental kinetic and sound-producing sculptures to almost microscopic pieces created from such unassuming materials as fingernail clippings and eggshells. Driven by ideas, materials, and an interest in transformation, Hawkinson continues to create unlikely and thought-provoking associations by transforming common materials into works of art.
Selected Works
 
Sebastian, 2015
Christmas trees, palm branches, seed pods, sunflower seeds, coconut, acorns, avocado pit, corn husk, pomegranate skin, leaves, pine cone, twine, and raffia, 92 x 31 x 38 inches
 
Sebastian (detail), 2015
Christmas trees, palm branches, seed pods, sunflower seeds, coconut, acorns, avocado pit, corn husk, pomegranate skin, leaves, pine cone, twine, and raffia, 92 x 31 x 38 inches
Exhibitions & Programs