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Study for Fusiform, 2007

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    • Hand-carved balsa wood crafted in Aqua Resin finished with metallic patina of aluminum leaf.

    About The Work

    Clearly Bryan Hunt's defining fascination with objects in space, which began when Hunt worked as an engineer's aid at NASA's Kennedy Space Center during the program's pivotal Apollo years (1967-69), continues to inspire his buoyant, fluid shapes in silver, copper, and gray enamel. The sleek dynamism of his earliest dirigible forms from the 1970s has been compressed over decades of research in various media into taut, muscular abstract forms. This sculpture affirms Hunt's enduring interest in harnessing form to express the raw energy in nature while remaining true to his ongoing exploration of the potential of his materials to travel time and space.

    Hunt's objects evolve slowly in the studio and subsequent fabrication process. Derived from prototypes and hand-carved in balsa wood, each form is ultimately crafted in Aqua-Resin and finished with metallic patinas of copper or aluminum leaf applied with a rich, hand-burnished process. Projecting out from the wall just above human height, an elongated, ridged copper foiled form seems to position itself for take off. Hunt's Airships are in the collections of MoMa, the Whitney, the Guggenheim, Moca LA, and the Hirschhorn in DC.

    About Bryan Hunt

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    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

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