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Richard Haden



Seeing is not believing in Haden’s artwork. The Key West artist tries to avoid many of the predeterminations that shape so much of what we call culture. Using wood and traditional techniques, he meticulously recreates things we throw away. His tromp l’oeil bottles, boxes and jugs are complete with dents, rust, dirt and decay. His duct tape is sublime. By elevating these discards to art status, he subverts the marketing influences of our everyday purchases and forces the viewer to contemplate the illusion of the image.

Conflicting Messages, 2006
Carved mahogany, enamel
10.5" x 9" x 9"
Fort East Martello
Overall photo by Rebecca Graves, detail by Karley Klopfenstein