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The Unknown

Kenny Hunter

Reference

SAS0107_003

Year

2008

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 100
Length: 30
Depth: 30

Materials

bronze

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • On a plinth

Background, history, commissioner of the work

This sculpture was first shown at the New Art Centre, Roche Court in 2009, it was part of an exhibition entitled More light, More Shadows. This sculpture ultimately informed the development of a life and a half scale iron skeleton that was permanently sited on a hillside in Borgie Forest, Sutherland in 2012.

Thematic/contextual information

This sculpture takes inspiration from Henry Moore’s study of bones, his processes of abstraction, and his general optimism for a world based on shared human values. Hunter’s skeleton communicates a similar universality, but the figures neutral stance and sense of resignation suggests that these post war ambitions for a better world did not fully emerge.

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