Ikebana (Pensive), 2022

Alexandre da Cunha produces sculpture and wall mounted works using found objects. The objects he repurposes are ordinary and everyday functional items that are elevated and given new meaning when combined in playful assemblages. By doing so da Cunha challenges traditional perceptions of value, function and form. In Ikebana (Pensive) – named after the centuries-old Japanese art of arranging flowers –an umbrella handle and a hammer are combined to make an exotic elegant bird.