Hatgil, Paul Peter
American, born 1921
11 3/4 x 19 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
Wichita Art Museum, Gift of the Family of Elton I. "Buddy" Greenberg
Not Currently on Display
About the Artwork
The resin sculpture in the Wichita Art Museum collection was created in 1972. The work is made up of poured liquid resin and then machined to its final form. It was the year I became fascinated with colored light within a form. The seven-foot-high sculpture located in the University of Texas Performing Arts Center is my crowning glory.
Following many years of working with resins, that cost me one of my kidneys, I turned to the ancient art of encaustics. An art that reflects my Greek heritage. The Greeks colored their sculpture with wax (encaustics) and were the creators of the El Fayum encaustic portraits that in the collection of many of the world’s museums. For four years I was the Design Curator for the first art museum on the University of Texas campus. I loved working as a curator, but it took away my time for creativity.