Cherub Skull is a two-part sculpture, with one sculpture placed at the front of the building of the Tron Theatre, and the second located at the back of the building, on a corner, on Parnie Street. This work refers to life and death – the time between childhood and growing old.
Hunter’s work is influenced by the flawless finishes seen in classical marble sculptures, making his work look machine-made instead of handmade. In keeping with the artist’s style, the pieces seem to both come from traditional sculpture and contemporary forms.
Both the cherub and the skull are symbols associated with the theatre, with each sculpture seemingly questioning human existence.
Cherub Skull was commissioned to bring together the histories of the Tron Theatre. This work represents the Tron Theatre building as both a place of worship and as a theatre (a church was first built on the site in 1529). Following refurbishment in the 1990s, the current theatre reopened in 1999.