Mac Hornecker is best known for sculptures of environmental scale built from a variety of materials. He designs for a particular site, which determines scale and material. Images within his work deal with land and man-made forms. He is interested in the topography, rocks, trees, architecture, and anything interesting about the environment of the site. Hornecker made Iowa his home for many years, he was Professor of Art at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake from 1971 to 2001 — which was his first teaching job.
Born in Missouri on April 10, 1943, he was youngest of three children. He earned a BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute & School of Design. Then he completed his MFA at the University of Oklahoma. Hornecker’s vita lists multiple exhibitions, awards, and public commissions. The permanent private and public collections holding his works number above 30; and he is represented by galleries in Chicago, Omaha, Kansas City, and Springfield, Missouri. Selected works by the artist are on file with General Services, in Washington D.C. and in the publication of the National Endowment for the Arts’ National Community Arts program. He died in Arkadelphia, Arkansas on October 10, 2011.