Inspiring Artist

Posted by lindacelestian on September 15, 2014 in Blog, Inspiring artist, Public Art, Sculpture

While I was at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina studying Public Art our class had the incredible fortune to visit the studio of Hoss Haley. What a down to earth amazing artist this southern gentleman is. IMG_0950

A sculptor working in metal, Hoss makes pieces for galleries and public settings.

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Toric Warped Grid

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Erratic Union No 2

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His works have beautiful curvilinear lines. He makes recycled washing machines look like crumpled up paper. Here’s one of his cast offs at his studio.

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He was working on the fabrication of a 40 feet tall steel sculpture for the Charlotte airport. He took us through his entire process from sketches to models and final proposals. He showed us a massive press needed to bend the end pieces of this sculpture to create the soft edges he’s known for. Here’s one of his models of the piece.

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Here is a just a couple parts of the sculpture at full scale outside his studio.

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I snapped this picture while he was demonstrating how he makes his drawings by scratching through paint on metal.

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I found out from his website that he also makes drawing machines. How cool is that?

Hoss Haley Drawing Machine in use

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