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Jolyon Hofsted

 (born 1942)
Jolyon Gene Hofsted is active/lives in New York.  Jolyon Hofsted is known for sculptor-bamboo and clay vessels.

Biography   Jolyon Hofsted

Working from his studio in Bearsville, New York, Jolyon Hofsted creates vessel-like sculptures intended to be social commentaries on many social issues including war, politics, sex and drugs. He uses a variety of materials including cigarette butts, wood, paper, plastic, sand, fur, cast aluminum, etc. In the 1990s, he did a bronze series and in early 2000 began working with bamboo, which he found fascinating for manipulation into a variety of forms. Of working with bamboo, he said: "My goal was to be simple, elegant and natural, like the material."

His sources of the bamboo are a bamboo garden owned by a friend named Steve Ray, a bamboo garden of his own in Woodstock, New York and a bamboo plantation in Alabama.

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