Hokanson-Dix Glass: Bengt Hokanson and Trefny Dix

Hokanson-Dix Glass is characterized by a painterly use of color, making it a wonderful way to add color to a living space. The former name of their company is Boar Glass, same artists, though. Bengt Hokanson and Trefny Dix have this to say about their work: "Our blown glass vessels are sculptural forms on which we create abstract paintings. The color washes and textural patterns we apply to the glass, flow across the surface creating a lively, visual movement.


Each vessel has a unique pattern. Even if the vessels is part of a series, the blowing and shaping process of each piece naturally lends itself to distortions of the color and murrini patterns. Like color patterns in nature, no two are alike.


Our work explores how color, by itself, or paired with other colors, create sensations of movement, mood, memory and vitality. We carefully pair rounded, elongated and flattened forms with colors and patterns that we feel invoke specific visual expressions. The impression of a landscape, fabric blowing in the wind, and ice blocks against the blue sky are a few of the visual images that our work tries to capture.


We have been influenced by modern painters such as Rothko, Howard Hodgkins, and Miro; and modern sculptors such as Brancussi, Calder and Moore. Our work has also been inspired by urban graffiti, land and seascapes, world textiles and marine life forms."

Check out Hokanson-Dix video on making a Sail vessel.

For more information on Hokanson-Dix Glass, including what pieces we might have in stock, please call the gallery at 319.351.8686 or email us.

 


 

at Iowa Artisans Gallery: Hokanson Dix Glass, "Candles"
at Iowa Artisans Gallery: Hokanson Dix Glass, "Quilt Bowl"
at Iowa Artisans Gallery: Hokanson Dix Glass, "Blue Sail"
at Iowa Artisans Gallery: Hokanson Dix Glass, "Stripes" vases
at Iowa Artisans Gallery: Hokanson Dix Glass, "Open Valise"
at Iowa Artisans Gallery: Hokanson Dix Glass, "Purse"
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