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Stephen Hogbin was born in Tolworth, England in 1942. He graduated from the Kingston College of Art, England in 1961 and completed a degree in industrial design at the Royal College of Art in 1965.

A well-travelled artist, Hogbin received a travel scholarship to Switzerland in 1968 and has taught in Ontario at the Sheridan College School of Design, Toronto (1968-73) and at Melbourne State College, Melbourne, Australia.

Photo: Man sitting on bench in front of Stephen Hogbin's Binary Spirit

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Man sitting on bench in front of Stephen Hogbin's
Binary Spirit
Government of Ontario Art Collection
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Photo: Binary Spirit, [ca. 1979], (detail)

Binary Spirit, [ca. 1979] (detail)
Stephen Hogbin
white pine and black walnut
Government of Ontario Art Collection, 623350

In 1985, Hogbin received the Ontario Craft Council’s John Mather Award. He has exhibited his work in Ontario, New York, California, England, and Australia.

The artist works almost exclusively in wood, using tools and machinery that he has developed largely himself. Hogbin’s imagery seems broadly linked to pre-existing forms, often those that occur in nature.

Binary Spirit consists of poplar and walnut blades that evolve from an abstract centre into birds in flight, moving progressively higher and further from the wall...symbolizing the spirit’s soaring in search of a higher plane of understanding.

Photo: Binary Spirit, [ca. 1979] (detail)

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Binary Spirit, [ca. 1979] (detail)
Stephen Hogbin
white pine and black walnut
Government of Ontario Art Collection, 623350

Binary Spirit, 1979 - Stephen Hogbin

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Binary Spirit, [ca. 1979]
Stephen Hogbin
white pine and black walnut
Government of Ontario Art Collection, 623350

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