108 Contemporary is proud feature Bob Hawks with a collection of his woodwork and photography in an exhibition to celebrate his hundredth birthday.
The art training that was necessary for my career in commercial photography came from The Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. I studied there 1946-48 as a benefit of the GI bill. I moved to Tulsa and established, Bob Hawks, Inc, a commercial photography business which allowed for wide diversification, ie, industrial, architectural, food, magazine editorial, etc. I enjoyed the freedom of this kind of photography for 40 years.
Soon after retirement, I discovered the art of woodturning, which has allowed for an endless variety of designs and techniques over the past 35 years. There is nothing more satisfying than taking a tree trunk and transforming it into a handsome turned vessel.