United States, born 1975
The Body of Polydoros, 2008
Paper, wood, bamboo, string, wire, metal, ceramic, coral, shells, spray paint, oil paint, plastic, epoxy putty, cardboard, glue, rag, gold and copper leaf
100 x 40 x 23 in.
Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Museum purchase with funds from the Dillard Fund and a partial gift of the artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery for the Dillard Collection, 2008.15
Hundley’s multimedia sculptures begin with performances. The artist creates scenes with props, actors, and theatrical lighting that he photographs and prints. He then works these images into assemblages of found objects. Hundley is often inspired by classical mythology. This sculpture responds to the Greek tragedy Hekabe, specifically a moment after the Battle of Troy in which Hekabe is presented her slain son Polydoros.
© Elliott Hundley, courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York