(AMERICAN, BORN 1935)
Linked Forms, 1999
welded stainless steel
120 x 60 x 60 inches
Laumeier Sculpture Park Commission, with funds from the Mark Twain Laumeier Endowment Fund
Dangling high in the tree canopy, Linked Forms, 1999, looks like the heavy metal debris from a violent Midwestern storm. In his work, Hunt is often concerned with the relative formation of matter in space. With this piece, Hunt has responded to the natural environment surrounding the work, recording his response to this particular space in a permanent material. Made of welded stainless steel, Linked Forms plays with the comparisons and contrasts between nature and industry, transience and permanence, order and chance.
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Richard Hunt was born in 1935 in Chicago. He earned his B.A.E. from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1957. Hunt received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1962 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center in 2009. He has works in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; the National Museum of Israel, Jerusalem; the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Museum of the Twentieth Century, Vienna.