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Ed Haddaway, A Tree of Mixed Metaphors

On view in the East Garden

sculpture garden 2020

Ed Haddaway
born 1950 Fort Worth, Texas; lives Albuquerque, New Mexico
A Tree of Mixed Metaphors
1987
painted steel
Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase: 1% for Art Project, City of Albuquerque
PC1988.25.1

Ed Haddaway’s sculptures often represent thoughts and emotions through playful and imaginative forms. Shape, color, and references to language are embedded in this abstract sculpture. Haddaway’s approach to art-making relies on a good sense of humor and an understanding of the human need and desire to connect with others. A Tree of Mixed Metaphors invites the audience to interact with the sculpture and observe how it changes when viewed from different angles, pointing to the idea that one object or situation can have many different interpretations.