Doug Hyde works directly in stone using sophisticated power tools that enable him to sculpt quickly, thus releasing an idea while it is fresh. As a result, the sculpture transmits an emotional immediacy and vitality.
The color, striation and physical composition of each stone help form his very imaginative and unique final creation. “The stone itself is the exciting part,” Hyde said. “It suggests the sculpture. There is life, color and strength in the stone.” Veins of vivid green and streaks of orange impart a mystical dimension to the alabaster titled Tomorrow’s Legend.
This October at the Heard Museum’s 90-year celebration, Hyde will be honored for his major accomplishments and dedication to the Indian art movement.