Hank Brusselback’s family has always made art in many forms. His mother was a painter, his father a woodworker, his sister a ceramist and brother a sculptor. In the seventies  he joined a friend to start a furniture business, Home Hewn, building sculptural furniture. At that time, the Vietnam war had a strong influence on his politics, and eventually on his art.  

In Maine, Hank designed houses, built geodesic domes, and taught sculpture. Political activism at that time was focused on Seabrook nuclear power plant, where protestors were maced, beaten, and arrested by the hundreds. 

While getting an MFA in sculpture in Boulder, he joined the street theater group Outside Agitators, and built puppets to support the performances.  

In the 1997 he built a house in Dixon that came together slowly, as projects like that do, as a blend of construction and sculpture, two disciplines that had been edging closer to a unified effort as the years had gone by. These days he does artist books in Taos, exploring issues such as illegal wars, homophobia, and corporate domination.

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