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Sculpture by David B Hickman

Page Two is David's resume.

David B Hickman - The Messengers at Texas Tech

David B. Hickman   The Messengers   2013   at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas
   

All communication is accomplished through the use of our five senses:

Sight  -  Hearing  -  Touch  -  Smell  -  Taste

With this basic fact in mind, I have designed a circular plaza as a gathering place for students and faculty. The plaza will contain five contemporary kinetic sculptures and five to ten limestone-seating elements. The circular arrangement of the plaza symbolizes the earth, with the sculptures and seating elements arranged in concentric circles radiating out from the center to represent electrical transmissions from an antenna. The forms of the sculptures and seating elements are composed of arcs of various radii to compliment and contrast with the square columns of the adjacent classroom building and rotunda.

I have chosen to symbolize mass communication by using a group of stylized carrier pigeons with a sleek modern shape. The five senses are stated visually by negative cut outs through the tail feather element of each carrier pigeon. These negative cut outs can be read against the sky and cast a reverse shadow on the plaza and limestone seating elements.

The five stylized carrier pigeons align together like a large weather vane with any changes in direction of the prevailing breeze. This constant change of direction in unison represents mass communication as it spans the globe in all directions. On a purely visual level, these changes of direction produce a form of aerial ballet.

The limestone seating elements presented an opportunity to raise our awareness of the affect that media has on people, and the role the media plays in our society. Five of the seating elements will each contain one of the following words:

Think    About     How     You     Communicate

This simple statement relates to the power, effect and role that media has on us in two ways:

Individually, it relates to our use of the five senses and it reminds us to think about how we use them to communicate with each other.

Collectively, it relates to how we use the media responsibly in a democratic society.

— David B Hickman
 

Link to an article in The Lubbock Avalanche that describes the forward-thinking percent-for-the-arts program at Texas Tech

 

 

 

David Hickman - Eye on the Ball

David Hickman (right)   Eye on the Ball   Warren Sports Complex   Frisco, Texas

 

 

 

David Hickman - Sundial

David Hickman   Sundial   Lady Bird Johnson Middle School   Irving, Texas

 

 

 

Butterflies - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

David B. Hickman  Blue Butterflies   2008   powder-coated steel/aluminum
3 each/16 feet tall, kinetic   Abbott Garden, Dallas, Texas

 

 

 

David Hickman - Hummingbird - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

David B. Hickman   Savor the Moment   2009   powder-coated steel/aluminum   16 feet tall, Kinetic
Abbott Garden, Dallas, Texas and Newman Village, Frisco, Texas

 

 

 

David B. Hickman - Three Fishes - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

David B. Hickman   Bone Fish   2010   3 each/16 feet tall, kinetic
Abbot Garden, Dallas, Texas

 

 

 

David B. Hickman - Boots - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

David B. Hickman   Limestone Cowboy   2000   Texas limestone
18 inches tall   Abbott Garden, Dallas, Texas

 

 

 

Big Tex with Butterfly - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

David Hickman   The Sky's the Limit   2007   powder-coated aluminum/steel
3 each/20 feet tall, kinetic   State Fair of Texas

 

 

 

David Hickman - Dragonfly & Ferris Wheel - Photograph Copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

David Hickman   Dragonfly   2006   powder-coated aluminu/steel   3 each, 16 feet tall, kinetic
State Fair of Texas — now located at Meadowbrook Park, Arlington, Texas

 

 

 

Flow - David Hickman 

David Hickman   Flow    (top detail)   2006   steel   18 feet high
at the City's Northwest Service Center streets and sanitation building

 

 

 

David Hickman - Vortex detail - photograph Copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

David Hickman   Vortex    (detail)   2006   steel   16 feet high
at the City's Northwest Service Center streets and sanitation building

 

 

 

David Hickman    Portal   2005   limestone, steel and copper
15 x 11 x 2 feet thick with kinetic element
Hannah Springs Sculpture Garden in Lampasas, Texas
more photos on The Lampasas Adventure page

 

 

 

David Hickman   Voyager   Bois d'arc, glass and copper
Mabrey Collection, Lampasas, Texas

 

 

 

David Hickman - Red Bird

David B. Hickman  On the Wing   2003   painted steel/stainless steel
26' Tall, kinetic   Dallas Executive Airport, Dallas, Texas

 

 

David Hickman - Swimmer

David B. Hickman   Swimmer   2002   hammered copper   12 feet long
Hall Office Park in Frisco, Texas

 

Page Two is David's résumé

More information about David is on his personal website at www.davidbhickman.com/

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Copyright 1996-2007 by David B. Hickman

Top three photographs provided by the artist.
From the Blue Butterflies photo down, photographs by J R Compton

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