Born and raised in Indiana, Nick Hollibaugh's work draws inspiration from the fields, barns and silos of middle America. Meticulously built with hand-cut strips of wood, his sculptures combine architecture and color to form structural manifestations of the Midwest landscape. The gradient of deep autumnal colors in Harvest Temple and the deep greenish black of Oil House allude to the positive and negative aspects of our constant bounty hunting of natural resources. The sculptures appear to have movement as one passes due in part to the small slatted openings between the wooden panels. The juxtaposition of this sweeping illusion and the static presence of the grand sculptures introduces a shifting contemplation of progress.
Nick Hollibaugh received his MFA in 2003 from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence and his BFA in 2001 from The Herron School of Art, Indiana University, Indianapolis.