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Hogbin works in Ontario, Canada, but was trained as an artist at the Royal College of Art in England. He works in wood, bronze, and stone, and has produced large installation sculptures and small turned vessels. In 1998 he curated the exhibit "Wood: An Aesthetic and Social Ecology," at the Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery. The show featured forty artists from Ontario, whose work demonstrates how "Northern cultures have always relied extensively on wood and trees for their dwellings, for heat, and as a source of their food. Because of its fundamental role in our existence, the tree has come to represent symbolic a life force which is simultaneously honored and consumed. This exhibition examines this social condition and how we, as a culture, have given it aesthetic value."
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