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Bigger Bridge
57" x 79" x 32"
Welded steel
1983

Richard Hunt is an acclaimed and prolific sculptor best known for his commissioned public sculptures found in numerous American cities. His work embodies classical ideals and traditions in a unique style of abstraction that combines both industrial and organic elements. 

Bridges are architectural and symbolic references to which Hunt repeatedly returns for his large-scale sculptures. In Bigger Bridge, the artist utilizes welding methods to create a fractured trunk from which branch-like forms precariously yet harmoniously spurn. This work exemplifies Hunt’s masterful ability to wield his materials, stretching them beyond their own physical restrictions, to create a carefully considered balance of forms infused with energy and rich in referential associations.