ABOUT THE ARTIST
Frank McClure moved to Kailua, a beach community on the island of Oahu, in 1969, and almost immediately his life revolved around the ocean, surfing, diving, and fishing. In 1990, after 15 years living on the north shore of Kauai, he moved to the 5 acres he owned on the Big Island and built his own home.
During 1994 he worked as a set carpenter on the movie Waterworld. The savings from that job allowed him to explore a more creative form of woodworking.
He was influenced by several people whose work he’d admired but is self-taught. In some ways, having no formal art training has allowed him to avoid some of the restraints of convention. He is fortunate to have the opportunity to work with one of the more productive Koa loggers on the Big Island. The Koa that he uses in his work is salvaged from stumps and otherwise unmillable portions of trees from the slopes of Mauna Kea.
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & The Arts
2008 Turned & Sculptured Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 E.H.C.C. Fall Arts Festival, HI
2002-07 H.F.I.A.: Hawaii’s Wood Show, HI
2000-07 Big Island Wood Show, HI
2005 Abstract Only, Wailoa Center, HI
2004 E.H.C.C. Canoe Art Exhibition, HI
2003 East Side Wood Show, HI