"Bird" (1997)

"Bird," 1997
Artist's fingernail pairings, 2 x 2 1/4 x 2 inches
Private collection
Courtesy Ace Gallery, Los Angeles

"There are certain recurring interests in my work and...ways of looking at things, maybe having to do with the way I get ideas and the way ideas are formed...really obvious categories. The first thing that I think of is the human form and using my own body as the reference point, ways of depicting and referring to that, and ‘re-looking’ at that through different eyes."

- Tim Hawkinson