Archive for the ‘Hap Hagood’ Category

Be grateful for the talent you have, the people you’ve met, and the experiences from which you’ve benefited…

July 31, 2011

Hap Hagood

Real heroes don’t need medals…

April 9, 2011

Hap Hagood

Born in 1946 and growing up among the rolling hills of Virginia’s Piedmont in the little town of Clover, Hap developed an early love of the outdoors and wildlife. His work is greatly influenced by the natural world that surrounds us and the myth and legend of ancient animistic cultures. He works in wood and stone, with occasional work in clay and bronze, and has studied under world-class carvers Ernest Muehlmatt and E. Lynn Forehand, as well as bronze sculptor John Quinn. He is self-taught in stone sculpture.

A dream without a plan is just a dream. A dream with a plan may become a reality.

May 6, 2010

Hap Hagood

Spirit Thunder - American Bison by Hap Hagood

Spirit Thunder 2006

Artist Statement for Hap Hagood

Carving in a contemporary style in wood and stone, Hap Hagood strives to capture the very essence of his wildlife subjects. Leaving out what he considers non-essential detail, Hap feels he can best express this inner spirit with a looser, more impressionistic interpretation. Also harboring the belief that all art is born of the soul, Hap’s intention is to release the spirit from within the wood or stone, while capturing the spirit of the animal, and expressing the spirit found within himself.