Over the Water: Tim Hawkinson
Artist Tim Hawkinson is celebrated for his idiosyncratic, imaginative artworks that re-purpose everyday materials in inventive sculptural constructions that simultaneously confound and delight. Hawkinson has collaborated with the Center for Art and Inquiry and the Studio for Public Spaces to create the third installment of our adventurous Over the Water series of large-scale artworks for the civic space at Pier 15. Bosun’s Bass was a tide-activated sound work inspired by the bosun's call, the high-pitched whistle used by mariners to give commands that can be heard over the roar of the sea. This publication explores the ideas behind this monumental experiment with the physics of sound and includes an interview with Hawkinson, and an essay by Los Angeles based artist, writer, musician, and experimental musician Doug Harvey.