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Kenneth Bunn

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Kenneth Bunn's sculptures of animals and human figures are easily recognizable because of their strong interpretative style, which results in a sense of life and movement without unnecessary detail.
" I create the illusion of life," says Bunn. He combines design and mass into three-dimensional portrayals that have a fine sense of anticipated action. The center of interest may lie not in what the animals are doing but where their interest is directed. Viewers are caught in that a sense of anticipation and become part of the setting. Bunn works with light, shadow and texture, incorporating few protrusions, openings, or fine lines to detract from the spirit of the animal, and leaving only the suggestion of anatomical detail with unerring accuracy.

Although a certain level of animal anatomy knowledge may be gleaned from textbooks, mastery of animals gestures, inquisitive looks, and other specific behaviors demands and field studies. In addition to traveling to Africa, Europe, Mexico and numerous areas North America, Bunn visits zoos and private animal preserves , which gives him opportunities to enhance his work.

In 2010, Bunn won the James Parks Trustees' Purchase Award at the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale. Noteworthy museum representation includes the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City:the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY:the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana: the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: the Wildlife Experience, Parker, Colorado: The Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art, Boulder, Colorado and the Denver Art Museum.

Bunn is a member f the Rungius Society, an Academician of the National Academy of Design, a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and belongs to other prestigious associations and academies.

Kenneth Bunn is represented by Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona and Jackson, Wyoming

 

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