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John Hooker

Calusa Homecoming, 2009
Cast resin, yellow acrylic paint
12” x 5” x 3”

Artist John Hooker seeks to recall history while exploring how history is remembered, rewritten and reorganized in the contemporary mind.  His sculpture of a Calusa Indian is based on the ancient statue of a Spear-Bearer by the Greek sculptor Polykleitos. By placing this sculpture specifically within the 130 year old arched entrance within the ruins of Fort West Martello, the past meets the present, fusing the Old and New worlds.

Artist John Hooker received his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Notre Dame and has participated in solo shows, group exhibitions, outdoor sculpture shows and worked in contemporary project spaces around the country. He currently is an assistant professor of art at  Bridgwater State College in Bridgwater, MA.  

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