Hunt is an artist who lives and works in Chicago. For more than
forty years he has created sculpture using welding torches and other
machine tools. His studio is in an old Chicago power station.
of his public sculptures are meant to stand outdoors and others
are created for the indoors. Citizens of Chicago, Atlanta, Memphis,
Miami, and Los Angeles have paid him to do public works of art.
of his sculptures are:
Hunt uses geometric forms like triangles, cylinders, and rectangles
to build the bases of his sculptures. Curved, flowing, natural forms
sit on the bases. His goals are to:
formal elements (like line, shape, and movement);
ideas about nature, behavior, and dreams;
the tools and technology of today with the shapes and ideas of
the viewers decide what these shapes resemble.
geometric forms do you see in his work?
What natural shapes?
What is your interpretation of this sculpture? (What does it say
or mean to you?)