06/22/16  •  Des Moines

The story doesn't live within the frame

Sometimes artists can make it seem like art happens in a bell jar. For Aaron, the story begins long before a brush touches canvas and it continues for generations after it is hung. Here's why he knows that.

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Aaron Hequembourg

Aaron Hequembourg was formally trained in engraving and printmaking at the University of Iowa. Upon graduating, without a press, he started to produce abstracted figurative paintings engraved into wood panels. In 1997, he and his wife, Hope, married in the front yard of a farm that has been in her family since 1815. They proceeded to move into the farmhouse and have four children. When a family member suggested burning down the sharecropper houses that dotted the farm, he began to salvage the materials for his work.

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