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  • "Recumbent Owl," bronze, 4.5" x 6" x 14"
  • "Singing Raven," bronze, 9.5" x 10.5" x 4"
  • "Bear Mask," bronze, 5" x 6" x 4.5"
  • "Bear Mask" (side view), bronze, 5" x 6" x 4.5"
  • "Song of Solitude," bronze, 7.5" x 10" x 3.5"
  • "Dreaming Owl II," bronze, 4" x 8" x 3"
  • "Raven," bronze, 6.75" x 2.75" x 2.75"
  • "Red Fox Animal Spirit Mask," bronze/metal stand, 12" x 5" x 5"
  • "Hawk Ritual Bowl," bronze, 6" x 15" x 5.75"


Hib Sabin’s work is inspired by his interest in traditional shamanism and its contemporary application in a search for a spiritual bonding between man and nature. He has become involved with the use of animal forms through carving masks, sticks, and spirit canoes. Hib has combined his love of nature with his spiritual beliefs and created art that encourages the viewer to go beyond what one sees. Hib carves juniper wood that he finds locally and then paints the carving to recreate an ancient patina.

Hib is inspired by Inuit sculptures, Mexican folk art and the mythological cultures of Native Americans. Hib carves animals and ritual artifacts and instills them with an energy that captivates the viewer.

Many of the pieces he carves are custom made, honoring specific totem animals requested by patrons. It is through these offerings that he satisfies both his creative and spiritual natures. He is particularly interested in the symbolism of bears, wolves, ravens, and owls, and they appear in many of his works.


Hib Sabin: Education and Honors

MFA in Art History, University of Pittsburgh
BFA in Studio Art and Art History, Coordinated Program between University of Pennsylvania and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts


Hib Sabin: Selected Exhibitions

Hib Sabin had twelve one-man exhibitions during his years as a practicing artist, represented by the following galleries:

2011 – Present    L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
2001 – Present     Stonington Gallery, Seattle, WA
2001 – Present     Alaska on Madison, New York City, NY
2000 – Present     Turquoise Tortoise Gallery, Sedona, AZ
2000 – Present     Deloney-Newkirk, Santa Fe, NM
1999 – Present     Long Ago Far Away – Manchester Center, VT 1998 – Present    Bishop Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ/Allenspark, CO
1996 – Present     J. Seitz & Co., New Preston, CT
1997 – 2000         Clay & Fiber Gallery, Taos, NM
1999 – 2000         Guadalupe Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1999 – 2000         Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1998 – 2000         Enchanted Earthworks, Tucson, AZ
1998 – 1999         Wm. Zimmer Gallery, Mendocino, CA
1995 – 1999         Maslak-McLeod Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1994 – 1997         The Adelante Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1993 – 1995         Keshi, The Zuni Connection, Santa Fe, NM 1974 – 1980         Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX
1970 – 1974         The Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX
1968 – 1970         The Kiko Gallery, Houston, TX
1965 – 1968         The Ben DuBose Gallery, Houston, TX
1957 – 1962        The Munson Gallery, Princeton, NJ