During the last three decades Reuben Hale's sculptural work has primarily dealt with the change in status of the female in the 20th Century. Recurrent images in Hale's sculpture are that of the adult female as embryo, emerging from a confining membrane; and the female figures exhibiting strength through their confident postures and deliberate forward movements.
Reuben Hale is a versatile artist. In addition to his sculptural work, Reuben has pursued work in various other mediums. His body of work also includes pieces completed in paint, photography, printmaking (etchings, lithographs, and monoprints) and holography. In sculpture he has worked in wood, stone, steel, concrete, bronze and polyester plastics. He is inventive and experimental, and his work shows control and understanding of each medium.
This online collection focus is directed towards his contemporary sculptural works. Also included are examples of his abstract expressionist paintings in oil; fruit of his studies in abstract expressionist painting with Hans Hoffman and Paul Burlin.