Art21 Extended Play

Tim Hawkinson Keeps Art in the Family

Tim Hawkinson, Animal Creatures, 2013. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Morgan Riles

Tim Hawkinson, Animal Creatures, 2013 (left) and Kookaburra, 2013 (right). Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2014. Cinematography by Morgan Riles

“This body of work is relating more to my family—specifically my parents. I reflected a lot on the family relationship.” —Tim Hawkinson

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, Tim Hawkinson gives a tour of his sculpture exhibition at Pace Gallery in New York City. He provides insight into each artwork and discusses the variety of materials he used, such as resin and bronze casts of his body, pieces of his daughter’s old bicycle, and pine cones and palm fronds from his garden. Hawkinson made some of the works over time with his daughter Clare, a Girl Scout Brownie. “She has kind of given me ideas,” he says. Hawkinson named each sculpture in the exhibition after a different Girl Scout cookie, alluding to Clare’s involvement in his creative process.

Exclusive is supported, in part, by by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; 21c Museum Hotel, and by individual contributors.