Among the Trees: Hugh Hayden

How do trees blur the line between nature and culture? That was the question put to artist Hugh Hayden as he sat down to discuss his sculpture Zelig (2013), which features in the Hayward Gallery exhibition Among the Trees. 

In this short video, Hayden explains how he uses familiar organic materials, including feathers and wood, to help us think differently about the world around us. 

Among the Trees: Hugh Hayden

 

If I can transform how you think about something as ubiquitous as a tree or a piece of wood, perhaps that’s a way in for me as an artist to change the way you think about larger, more conceptual ideas.
Hugh Hayden, sculptor

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