From the Artist:
For me, art is something that brings harmony and balance to everyday life. I feel the necessity to have works of art around me and I am happiest when I am creating something, or just admiring a wonderful piece of artwork.
Born in Amarillo, Texas, I now live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have studied pottery, sculpture, oil painting, and encaustics as I traveled with my husband and lived 15 years in various South American countries. I have always been drawn to a three-dimensional art medium. My father, Tommy Hicks, is a painter and sculptor and is the founder of the Shidoni Foundry and Galleries in Tesuque, New Mexico, north of Santa Fe.
I have turned my attention to steel sculpture in the form of functional art. My welded steel tables reflect simplicity of design and beauty in their rich patina. I love to get into the welding process and esthetically soften up the hard steel. Once the fabrication of a piece is finished, the next part, which is the patina, is just as exciting and the steel softens to resemble rich wood.
Thanks for taking the time to look.
The artist's work is on display at the Shidoni Gallery in Tesuque, New Mexico. Bobbi has pieces in the homes of private collectors. She can be contacted directly for commission work and pricing.