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Forms Carried Aloft, No. 2

Forms Carried Aloft, No. 2

1960

Richard Hunt

(American, b. 1935)

Brazed and welded steel

Overall: 128.2 cm (50 1/2 in.)

Contemporary Collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art 1962.52

Description

Of his sculpture Forms Carried Aloft, the artist said, "I wanted to give an impression of forms being lifted and projected upward by the rod rising from the base, which I think of as a kind of energized line, partly a stem and in part a trajectory."
Hunt does not model or carve. Rather, this early work can be understood as a drawing in space. Using a torch as his pencil with which he achieves control over the material, Hunt created a lofty composition that speaks as much of fragility as of dynamism and vitality.

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