Tim Hawkinson, ‘Odalisque’, 2016, Hosfelt Gallery
Tim Hawkinson, ‘Odalisque’, 2016, Hosfelt Gallery
Tim Hawkinson, ‘Odalisque’, 2016, Hosfelt Gallery

Inspired by leaves in various states of decomposition found in the artist’s garden. It resembles an odalisque, referencing various art historical female figures including the idealized nude woman pouring water from a vase from Ingres’ famous painting, “La Source.”

About Tim Hawkinson

Multimedia artist Tim Hawkinson has used a wide variety of common materials, such as plastic bags, used socks, and discarded organic material from his own body, to make his kinetic sculptures, installations, and complex photo collages. He frequently incorporates multiple techniques and media, including sound, in a single sculpture or installation, combining the bodily and the industrial to create a physical world in which flesh and plastic are indistinguishable. The kinetic installation Emoter (2002), for example, is a photographic collage of Hawkinson’s own face, connected by wires to a machine that manipulates his features into expressions of emotion.

American, b. 1960, San Francisco, California, based in Los Angeles, California