Heather Hug

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stoneware, acrylic, glaze, objects

In the spirit of Halloween, Heather Hug’s ceramic figures are at once horrible and humorous, with a beauty drawn from the unconscious. These faces and figures Hug calls Hugmunculus, after homunculus, a medieval theory and psychological term for the small person inside us who controls our personality or demeanor.

Hug works in ceramics, found object sculpture and collage. She is an instructor and School Director at the Riverside Arts Center, in Riverside, Illinois. Hug’s involvement in the Chicago art scene has included two cows for Cows on Parade, a found object workshop for Gallery 37, an Illinois Arts Council Residency at Perspectives Charter School, and Workshops at the Field Museum, as well as numerous gallery exhibitions.

© Heather Hug