Kenneth Bunn Biography

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.  He combines design and mass into three-dimensional portrayals that have a fine sense of anticipated action.  Bunn works with light, shadow and texture to capture the spirit of the animal leaving only the suggestion of anatomical detail, but with unerring accuracy.

"There are so many stages to creating a piece of sculpture.  You're doing something, and all of sudden it's great.  Then you go into a little self-doubt.  Then comes the real work of tearing it apart and rebuilding it.  But you need those stages.  There's a thing that keeps you going when you're working on a sculpture for so long----something that keeps you from jumping off buildings; you get this sense that tells you it's respectable.  You really can't go at any idea saying 'this is what I did last time and it was successful.'  I've found that working from life, you can go at it with absolutely no idea at all, and suddenly you see something and ------bang!------it's there."

Noteworthy museum representation includes The Autry National Center of the American West, Los Angeles, California; National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma;  National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming; Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; The Wildlife Experience, Colorado; Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art, Boulder, Colorado; and the Denver Art Museum, Colorado.

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