Sunday, September 18, 2011
Contemporary Sculptors of Chicago: Jason Christopher Hawk
Born: October 29, 1983..
Resuming my series on Contemporary Sculptors of Chicago, after a prolonged hiatus. Here's one of my favourite younger generation sculptors, Jason Christopher Hawk. I met him first in his classroom of SAIC [School of Art Institute of Chicago] where he was a student of Preston Jackson [Then, I was meeting with Preston, to write for my series on Contemporary Sculptors]. Last week, I was at Jason's home-cum-studio-workshop. His classroom days are over. Now he works with two other artists Eric Gushee and Salvador Dominguez at their home-studio. The growth trajectory of each of these artists deserves to be highlighted. However, today, the spotlight is on Jason Hawk...
Work-In-Progress.. on one of his commission projects for a children's hospital. The wing details of butterflies need to be painted.
The paint spraying of butterflies has left interesting graffiti on the floor of the studio.
Maquette for another commission project. This one is for Purdue University, curated by S. Thomas Scarff..
Work-In-Progress of the large-scale piece for Purdue University.
Here's some more of Jason's work..