Title: Arch Falls
Artist: Bryan Hunt
Medium: Mixed media
Location: Sheldon Sculpture Garden, UNL, east side of Museum
Info: This three dimensional study of “waterfalls” reveal the more nature-oriented, even pantheistic, side of his personality which seems to regard water as a potent symbol of romantic ebb and flow. It is made from cast bronze and black patina.
“What sculpture represents to me is creating, constructing, carving, modeling, pouring- all processes or conceptualizations of mass. When you attempt to translate mass, there is a gravity to deal with. You want to release that mass and give it a life and a definition of its own, which I think is the result of a good sculpture… Motion is also part of the equation. It doesn’t have to seem like it’s in motion, but it needs to convey potential motion or some kind of potential life of its own.” -Hunt
Hunt is well known for his “gestural” bronze sculptures, notably waterfalls that convey the ephemeral effects of rippling fluid surfaces in solid bronze.
Arch Falls was funded by the Olga N. Sheldon Acquisition Trust (1989), National Endowment for the Arts.