Hoss Haley (American, born 1961)
Sculptor Hoss Haley creates two- and three-dimensional works in steel, concrete, and bronze. He favors industrial materials and fabrication methods, often building or adapting the machines and tools he uses to produce his work. He learned machining and steel fabrication at an early age and then apprenticed as a blacksmith for several years in Texas and New Mexico. Decades later his work is heavily influenced both conceptually and aesthetically by the western landscape of his youth. Hoss’ large-scale, outdoor works are found in numerous public paces including the Charlotte Area Transit System, Charlotte Douglas Airport, North Carolina State University, and Asheville’s Pack Square Conservancy, among others. He has been a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts and at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.