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.
Model for Middle Passage Monument is one of Hunt’s yet-to-be fabricated public sculptures. The bronze tabletop sculptural model references a monumental ship-like structure that would serve as a public work commemorating the slave passage from Africa. The somber monument is inspired by the 1962 poem Middle Passage by Robert Hayden.
From the SCAD Museum of Art exhibition Richard Hunt: Promethean Mythmaker [Sculptures, Drawings and Prints], February 2009.