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Bob Hakun

I collect old, discarded items: some are natural, like bones, rocks or wood, and some are man-made, like gears, wheels or rusty wire.

I look for old things that show the graphic effects of aging: the beauty and harshness of the breaking-down over time of all things. I collect objects that are burnt, broken, rusty, crushed, bent, and stained: these things naturally imply a history or narrative. Something has happened to these objects to make them look that way. I stitch or bolt them together in a very un-craftsmanlike manner, and assemble a relatively crude and unrefined piece of art.

The final piece has a primitive appearance. My assembled artwork is intended to tell a story or convey a message greater than the individual items would project separately. The interpretation of that message is left to the viewer.

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