Family Bust No. 1
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Faye Toogood

Family Bust No. 1

Despite the sophistication of her ideas and forms, which are drawn from a huge spectrum of sources, Faye Toogood is at heart a highly personal designer. Both in fashion and in domestically-scaled objects (the two main avenues of her creativity) she prizes intuition and instinctive narrative. In this upright ceramic sculpture, she reinterprets the genre of the “family bust” – a phrase that implies traditional lineage – as a totally abstract, amorphous pile of material. The implication is that one’s identity is held private within the self, impossible to render representationally, and always in active formation.

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Faye Toogood
Porcelain, clay, bone china slip, glazes, bronze lustre
Contributing Gallery
Friedman Benda
29.5 in × 12 in × 12 in
74.93 cm × 30.48 cm × 30.48 cm
Image credit: Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Faye Toogood
Family Bust No. 1
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Family Bust No. 1