100 Creatives

Tempe Artist Bobby Zokaites: 100 Creatives

Phoenix is brimming with creativity. And every other year, we put the spotlight on 100 of the city's creative forces. Leading up to the release of this year's Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome to the 2014 edition of 100 Creatives. Up today: 54. Bobby Zokaites.

Bobby Zokaites keeps farmer hours.

You might think the Tempe sculptor and recent master's graduate from ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts rises early because his large-scale installation pieces, which comprise woven repurposed seatbelt webbing, require any and all waking hours to complete. Instead, it's more about caffeine. "I'm normally up before dawn," Zokaites says. "I get to the studio by 7 mostly because that's where I keep my coffee pot."

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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