Falling Rocks

MAC HORNECKER
Falling Rocks, painted aluminum, 19" x 10" x 17"

Possibly the Midwest’s most distinguished sculptor, Mac Hornecker is certainly Iowa’s most accessible, versatile, and productive. From his studio near the campus of Buena Vista College in Storm Lake where he taught with the Art Department from 1971 to 2001, or from his home in Arkansas, Hornecker brings forth works of wood, steel, stone, bronze, aluminum, and combinations thereof with expertise. From small pedestal pieces to massive works destined for rolling lawns on private estates or signature squares in corporate office parks, this sculptor has produced steadily for over three decades.

Asked about his inspiration, Hornecker states: "My work is built around my interest in the history and topography of the landscape. Rivers, land forms, rocks, trees, and the way they effect one another as well as man and vice versa are constant themes. There is a play of tensions and balances."

He adds: "The weather is the most important!" and so must it be in his considerations about the integrity and permanence of all his major works. Hornecker is a sculptor with intentions for works lasting centuries, not decades.

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