Small Adult

Hughes, Des
Des Hughes’s sculptural practice is influenced by primitive art and surrealism, as well as the history of British modernist sculpture. Aiming to readdress our understanding of the everyday, he places familiar objects alongside handcrafted replicas in his own purpose-built furniture, creating intriguing cabinets of curiosity. Many of Hughes’s sculptural works employ traditional materials in unusual ways. Small Adult (2014) was created using a mixture of resin, copper and plaster. Short and stout, it resembles a cheerful, stationary sock-puppet. Hughes will often preserve found objects – such as pebbles and crisp packets – in clay or plaster, and is very much concerned with the process of making, considering it just as important as the finished work.
  • Artwork Details: 39 x 25 x 24cm
  • Edition: Unique
  • Material description: Polyester resin, copper powder, plaster
  • Credit line: © the artist
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  • Accession number: ACC26/2015



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