Saturday, April 25, 2009

VisionMakers: Artist Interview with Bob Hawks

VisionMakers 2009 features 37 Oklahoma artists working in three-dimensional and high craft media.

Guest blogger romy owens has done mini-interviews with many of the featured artists. Check back here during the run of the VisionMakers exhibition for insights into the world of these artists.

VisionMakers 2009 is on exhibit at Six11 Creative, 611 N Broadway in Oklahoma City. It will run through April 30 and is open Thursday-Saturday, noon-6pm.

romy owens: How long have you been an artist?
Robert Hawks: 20 years.

ro: What is your preferred media for your artwork, and why?
RH: Wood. I have always loved working with wood

ro: Is this your first year in Vision Makers?
RH: No. 1989, 1991, 1994, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006.

ro: How does an exhibition like Vision Makers affect your art and/or career?
RH: It is stimulating to see work by other artists.

ro: What challenges do you face in making art?
RH: Wood is always changing and moving and it is challenging to keep it under control.

ro: Where can people you don't know see more of your artwork?
RH: At my studio.

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