Pocket Sculptures

David Kefford (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


David Kefford’s sculptures are part of an ongoing project entitled ‘pocket sculptures’. The project involves a process of gathering small items of waste material (ordinary bits and bobs, which other people have discarded) on routine walks. These are then taken back to his studio where they are assembled/modeled/arranged through an intuitive and improvised process.

A selection of these sculptures were featured in the exhibition Plastic Matter at UHArts and are now part of the UH Collection:

Small Encounters, from the Pocket Sculptures series

About this object

'Small Encounters', from the 'Pocket Sculptures' series, are small, colourful assemblages of found objects discarded by humans. Playful, intuitive, and transformative, they provide a sense of improvisation and incidental invention yet confront us with our own waste and the neglectful relationship between us and the materials we discard.

Kefford, David
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Found objects, mixed media

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2016


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