Sculptor John W. Hughes is a native of the San Francisco Bay area. Much of his work, and the materials used in his work, relate to the transformation of this region over the years that he has witnessed first hand.

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Inspiration for my work

“Two of the artists that influenced me are Alexander Calder and Frank Stella. Calder’s mobiles are like the hanging I-beams with prefab walls and I-beam parts lifted up by cranes to make buildings that were everywhere in the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s. Many of my sculptures have hanging parts. Frank Stella used bent parallel lines in his paintings and sculptures. The wood I-beams are made of strips of wood glued together in parallel lines. Each I-beam has 10 to 12 strips to make it up. “

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