Kenny Hunter

A place is a space to be remebered

2013 - 2015

The commission

After the Deux-Caps received the Grand Site de France label in 2011, the Pas-de-Calais county decided to provide the site with an out of the ordinary information centre. The Maison du Site, open since 2014, has become an absolute must for the exploration of the surrounding natural areas. In order to highlight the specific nature of this local heritage farm, the staff of the Maison du Site, hoteliers and local history enthusiasts decided that they wanted to commission a work for the courtyard that would symbolise the Grand Site des Deux-Caps site, referring to its history, its identity and the necessity of preserving these fundamental aspects. To carry out this project, they asked artconnexion to lead coordinate a New Patron commission.

The artwork

A place is a space remembered is a large permanent work, in bronze symbolising the Grand Site des Deux-Caps site and the necessity to preserve it. At the request of the commissioning group, Kenny Hunter identified and selected different elements embodying the image of the Deux-Caps area: a crab, a sand castle, a nose, a migratory bird… The symbolic significance of these objects lies in their ability to serve as a repository of memories and the collective imagination.

The artist

Lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Kenny Hunter is recognized for his monumental sculpture: an artistic approach that highlights his interest in tradition and modernity. His figurative works are always a response to a context, whether it be urban or natural, linked to the landscape and the history of the site.