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Born in Chicago, Illinois, a resident of Taos since the early 1970s, Saxe has worked in industrial and commercial ceramic production and has always remained connected to the soul of his environment, New Mexico, with an appreciation of natural geologic formations and the Northern New Mexico desert landscape.  This combination of his technical knowledge and love of his environment are the underlying theme to this artist’s work.

Saxe’s small-scale sculptures recall rock-like formations, but with an almost other-worldly quality, likely stemming from his idiosyncratic blends of natural clays and synthesized substances seemingly not of this earth. Always investigating new technologies in a landscape of the Southwest, this body of work brings together many years of experiences, observations and investigations.

Hank Saxe has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout the Southwest. Among many museum collections his work is in the Anderson Foundation for the Arts in Walla Walla, WA, and the Harwood Museum of Taos, NM. He has also received Art in Public Places commissions in Tucson, AZ, Oklahoma City, OK, and Las Vegas, NV, among others.