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Richard Hunt makes no effort to conceal the material's elemental form, a chrome steel bumper featuring a bolt that once attached it to an automobile. The fabrication process is also apparent: welds are visible, the surface is iridescent where heated by a torch, and swirling patterns trace the action of a grinding wheel.
Commenting on the working and reworking of his fabrication process, Hunt described his art as "bringing into sculpture the Abstract Expressionist sensibility." Indeed, both the process and the content of his sculpture build upon the model of the Abstract Expressionists, who utilized process as a means to gain knowledge about themselves through the visualization of personal and cultural mythological archetypes--images that they realized through an aggressive, physical, improvisational process of art creation.
from Snite Museum of Art, Selected Works: Snite Museum of Art (Notre Dame, 2005)