By painting a ballerina, the human body became Hugo’s canvas, paving a new opportunity for protest and discussion.
On the back Hugo’s painting, ‘Google didn’t have the answer’, is a reaction to recent gun ownership law changes in New Zealand and media reports of a 13-Year-old owning an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. A ballerina’s near perfect human form dancing, emblazoned with a rifle; the very weapon that too often harms. This rifle morphs into the atrocious mental health problem New Zealand faces, and how doctors ‘fire’ pills at patients until something works, not caring about the consequences.
The front artwork, ‘Too many trucks’, talks about the worlds pollution problem. Lines of blue rubbish trucks merge split like a zip, with rubbish rupturing out of the stomach to portray the crap humans consume.