Kenny Hunter: Bonfire

Kenny Hunter’s work is an examination of popular culture through the legacy of a darker history that continues to shape contemporary life.

His work disrupts traditional modes of sculpture presentation by using bronze, which is associated with traditional statues or monuments, in combination with humble or everyday subject matter. This can be seen in the Bonfire works that are in the YSP landscape.

The Bonfires are subtle in scale yet vibrant in colour and represent our complex relationship with fire: as a giver of warmth and nourishment, but also as a destroyer and the subsequent environmental impact this brings.

Kenny Hunter Bonfire 2009 at Yorkshire Sculpture Park