Discorectangle #4

Adam Hawk


Adam Hawk
Milwaukee, WI, United States

1.5 x 4.5 x .25 inches

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My ongoing creative research investigates digital design and manufacturing technologies in combination with traditional craft practices. Most recently, I have focused on CNC milling as a process to complement the design aesthetics, workflow and techniques used in my blacksmithing and metalsmithing practice. This work examines the relationship between these methods by contemplating the meaning of craft and how one may resolve the dichotomy that exists between contemporary technologies and processes historically hand-based.

Adam Hawk is a studio artist and Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Hawk earned his MFA in metalsmithing/blacksmithing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and BFA in sculpture and computer fine arts from Memphis College of Art.

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