Comprised of a sculpted hooded jumper connected to a hydroponics unit, Richard Evansâ€™s Hoodie broaches abstraction with a multiplicity of cultural references. Using drug paraphernalia as a kind of plinth â€• as a foundation for altered perspective, and as a source and receptacle for the endless cycle of dripping water that perspires from the sculpture â€• Evansâ€™s sweatshirt is bolstered as a totemic psychological portal. Hanging as a vacant shroud, Evansâ€™s jacket invokes associations to both chav fashion and religious garb. Coated in wax, the draping suggestion of a figure is given a malleable tarry skin, through which embedded tubes emit sweat-like streams of water, creating an image of addiction, suffering, and catharsis. The faint sounds of â€˜rain dropsâ€™ caused by the precipitatious cycle give the piece an air of contemplative sadness.