Hugh Hayden is not your typical sculptor. The Texas-born artist combines different kinds of wood to create furniture and other domestic items with protruding spikes and branches.
His latest exhibition, Border States, at Lisson Gallery in NYC, addresses views of citizenship and boundaries with sculptures made using wood grown at the United States and Mexico border.
“The traditional family ideals of the American Dream are evoked in objects such as a dining room table, picket fence, and child’s stroller, yet their source material speaks to the contentious practices upheld at our nation’s border,” according to Colossal.
Scroll down below to see his politically-minded wood creations.
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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