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Richard Hunt
 
 
Elements (image pending)
University of Connecticut, Storrs
stainless steel sculpture
near Engineering building
1987
 

The work is intended to provide in its setting a dynamic, energetic, uplifting sculptural presence. The elements of the sculpture combine to accomplish this function.

This square, then upward pyramidal base elements set off a triangle of wave and wing forms, which set up a dramatic dialogue with the surrounding space.

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Explorer Column (image pending)
Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield
stainless steel sculpture
front lawn
1993
 

The sculpture I created for Asnuntuck Community College is titled Explorer Column.

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The title suggests that exploration is an element of education, and that education prepares us to explore throughout our careers and our lives.  The sculpture attempts to distill and synthesize visually some of the tools of the explorer, both natural (the stars) and manmade (the sextant, the ship, the airplane).  These elements are placed above a stepped, angled, triangular column, which places the dynamic elements of the sculpture so they can be seen from the road, above the parked cars, against the trees and the sky.

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Explorer Column is fabricated of welded stainless steel.  It is the toughest most corrosion resistant and durable of all the sculpture materials in current use.  Moreover, the surface is very reflective and can be seen will at night with very little artificial light.

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The sculpture is approximately twenty feet high, ten feet wide and eight feed in depth.  It is installed on a seven foot diameter concrete base that is reinforced and extends 42 inches below grade.