The Lopez Island Library is proud to present the gorgeous work of artist Bob McCabe. He recently visited with us discussing his life and his creative work. He shared the following:
“I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California and attended the University of San Francisco and Auburn University.
Different stages of my career have included teaching high school in remote Western Alaska, commercial fishing on the Kuskokwim River, retail store manager for the City of Bethel, Alaska, serving as an adjunct Professor at University of Alaska in Juneau, operator of a Bed and Breakfast in Seward, Alaska (which served the visitors to the newly opened Kenai Fiords National Park), developer of a condo project in Seward, and founder/owner of an import business. In 1985 I was selected as Alaska vocational teacher of the year.
I started carving Eskimo style whalebone masks while living in Bethel, Alaska in the 1960’s. In 1997 we bought a home on Lopez and at about that time I started building driftwood furniture and carving salmon and other marine wildlife.
I have been battling Parkinson’s Disease for about 20 years. Working with my hands and my imagination is somewhat equal to the power of the drugs that are currently available.
Thank you for you interest in my work.” – Bob McCabe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-468-3472