Texas-born Hugh Hayden creates sculptures that look a lot like furniture and other household items, except they come with highly unpractical spikes and branches.
The idea behind his project was to pick objects that are commonly connected with traditional family ideals, such as picket fence, dining table, and baby stroller. The imperfections in it represent the current crisis caused by ruining the “opportunity, hope and familiar togetherness” that were once the ultimate goals.
Hayden’s works are currently on display at Lisson Gallery in New York City. The exhibition is called Border States. Scroll down to see the sculptures.
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I am truly excited and thankful for everyone who has helped and supported me along the way…often going out on a limb!!! Border States is on view at @lisson_gallery through October 27th!!! Pictured here is “America” modeled on my childhood kitchen table set and sculpted from mesquite branches I harvested from a ranch in Laredo, TX in July along the US/Mexico border…i could go on but there’s a press release for that! @alexlogsdail @thalassabalanis @everyones.hotfriend @le_chien_ny @anka_christ @urbanwoodscompany