White Hawk Art
Welded Metal Art

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The Artist
Unique Sculptor and Philosopher

The Art
Beautiful - Original - Handcrafted - Custom

Ken Law was born in 1948 in Belton, Texas. His mother was an artist and his sister is an artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was enrolled in his first art lessons at age 6 and has always held a lifetime interest in art. He attended the University of Texas and Baylor Law School, becoming a lawyer and a judge, and is partially self-taught in art.

In 2008, he took his first art welding and metal sculpting courses from Austin Community College where he excelled in his classes while pursuing a Certificate in Art Welding. One of his instructors and former Welding Department Head, Tom Gingras, an accomplished metal sculptor himself, said about him: “Ken has the rare ability to see beyond the subject material and create images hiding within. He employs found objects, such as common household utensils, forming dynamic sculptures that have movement and life. His passion for the work shows in all of his sculptures. He was a superior student and is an inventive talent.

Much of Ken's work has been sold directly, but he has worked through galleries in Austin and Lubbock. Currently his work is displayed and sold through
The Marta Stafford Fine Art Gallery in Marble Falls, Texas.

He is married to Carol, a retired teacher. They have a son, Boone, living in South Australia, and a daughter, Julie Delafield, of Austin.

 

Artist's Statement...
My sculptures are a personal expression of visual shapes that catch my attention. Rendering shapes into living creatures and creating records of impressions of how found objects become something out of nothing is my goal.

In my artistic process, I rely heavily on how random shapes in metal objects I see, form mental images of living creatures. This challenges me to “bring to life" recurring critters in my sculptures, such as owls, armadillos, chaparrals, hawks, eagles, fish, and rabbits. Occasionally a flower will show up, just for fun.

As I engage in my work, I am able to reflect upon a sense of contentment in my status as an outdoor Texan with respect for our environment and the creatures that occupy the land.

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