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|Location:||Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|About artist:||Artist Profile|
I was born 1961 in Liverpool and through childhood always preferred the more artistic pursuits and made many of my own toys although this wasn’t particularly unusual at the time and among my peer group. I began my working life as a commis chef after a complete lack of interest in school left me without any meaningful academic qualifications (O Level art didn’t count for much). While I enjoyed the creative aspect of cooking I felt my future lay elsewhere and, like so many other lads from Liverpool, started a band. We enjoyed some minor success in the independent charts and had a good response from a John Peel session but typically, before any potential was realised (or dreams shattered)the band split.
After this, I entered my responsible period when I worked various jobs to support my children but during this time I also started to develop my interest in utilising recycled materials and, for a while, made a variety of objects from scrap pallets. However, the desire to create something unique became stronger and I made my first mask from old tin cans in June 1996. Since that time I’ve experimented with different materials and designs. Metalmorphosis is my first collection.
|About art:||The Metalmorphosis Collection is a compilation of ten individually designed hand-crafted masks. Each mask is unique and sculpted using tin recycled from items including oil drums, soup cans and bean cans. The artist, David Hogg has drawn his inspiration from civilizations and cultures with long-established traditions of masking. The masks in the Metalmorphosis Collection are the artists’ interpretation of traditional, iconic masks from these cultures. |
Only ten of each mask will be sculpted and each will have a signed letter of authenticity. David Hogg has been designing and creating these masks for twelve years but has only recently decided to sell his work. Please take a few moments to read the concept below for a deeper understanding of his thoughts and inspirations.
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