Porteous was keen to reveal the unexpected beauty in the entirely ordinary and everyday of life. Scullery Sink, which he completed when he was 18, shows the sink from his family home at No. 76 Acton Street, Middlesbrough. The artist described it as being both the bath and main source of running water to the house.
Image courtesy of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Gifted by the artist’s widow, Rene Porteous in 2011