‘The Hand that Feeds’, David Hugo

For ‘The Hand that Feeds’, David Hugo responded to the re-development of the Exchange Putney, incorporating a large Waitrose supermarket by looking at the global supply chains that underpin the large variety of fresh produce offered to shoppers.

‘The transportation of goods through the medium of air and water is reflected in the experience of moving through the environment, of the access corridor and so the artwork. The artwork has been designed to offer a variety of different points of view and so different visual and perceptual experiences every time he or she encounters the work’ (David Hugo).

We commissioned ‘The Hand that Feeds’ in 1997 on behalf of Mercury Asset Management.