Hunt’s sculpture, prints and drawings have been shown nationally and internationally for over 30 years. Her minimal organic forms are associated with maritime shapes, which echo her New England upbringing. Hunt’s use of solid wood covered in graphite or scorched by fire speaks of human presence and earthy visceral responses. The scale of her work, raw material and simple form are both elemental and mysterious, recalling minimal and modern aesthetics.
Hunt has also explored the transformation of her wooden sculpture to different materials; thus, pieces have been cast in aluminum, glass and cement. Her exploration of raw material highlights the obvious lithification/vitrification, showing the intention of cement, glass or aluminum, praising that new material as well as the wood’s original language. This is an exciting extension of sculpting wood and investigations on form, texture, nature and history of the wood. All of the wood Hunt uses are reclaimed, creating an importance to the provenance of material. How the tree lived, where it was and what it lived through are important to her, like a rock from the moon carries scientific and historical information, so do 300 year old trees.
Hunt’s drawings and prints are thoughts on three dimensional practice. The exploration of material and surface are solidified in the works on paper and in her prints, showing a clear path of inspiration and investigation.