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"A great sculpture can roll down a hill without breaking"

Michelangelo Buonarroti

As a child, I was ever curious about art and design, both man-made and in nature. 

To my way of thinking, everything in the world no matter how complex is always made up of simple structures.  Part of what defines art for me was always the challenge of simplicity in design as well as construction. 


Building art simply, I used  few and the most basic  tools, which allowed me to form a connection and listen to, the materials I worked with. Art became a conversation. 

The conversation continues...


Jeff Hackney Design Studio
Presley, the best sculptor's helper.

My shop was very basic. No big equipment, no AC, no heat and just a gravel floor. During the summer I worked at night to avoid the heat and during the winter...well during the winter I froze. It was simple, quiet, just a few basic tools, me and my constant work partner, Presley.  

Jeff in pond_edited.jpg

"Everything I know I learned from dogs." – Nora Roberts

Presley a/k/a "Gratefulest" 2008-2019

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