Hawk is a graceful carved wooden bird with up‐stretched wings by one of Maine’s most respected sculptors, Cabot Lyford. This gently abstracted piece has a deep rich wood patina, and shows Lyford’s great feel for the subtle bends of animals’ bodies.
Cabot taught art for over thirty years at Philips Exeter Academy and retired to his summer home in Pemiquid where he now resides. He has worked in stone, bronze, and wood, with much of his inspiration coming from nature and the female human form. His sculptures can be found in many museums throughout the US and his large public pieces, including the graceful dolphins in front of Portland’s Regency Hotel and the black granite sculpture of a mother and child on the Portsmouth, NH waterfront, are well known in New England.
This sculpture is one of several generously donated to the City of Portland and the Jetport by William D. and Mary Louise Hamill.