Kenneth Bunn’s sculptures of animals and human figures are easily recognizable because of their strong, interpretive style, resulting in a sense of life and movement without unnecessary detail. “I create the illusion of life,” Bunn says. He combines design and mass into three-dimensional portrayals that have a fine sense of anticipated action. The center of interest may not be what the figures are doing, but where their interest is directed. Viewers are caught up in that sense of anticipation and become part of the setting.
Bunn’s monumental sculpture installations reside at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming; the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana; the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky; Westminster Schools, Atlanta, Georgia; The Wildlife Experience, Parker, Colorado; Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art, Boulder, Colorado; and numerous private collections.
In addition, he won the Robert Lougheed Memorial Award at the 1997 Prix de West. He also designed the 1992 and 2001 Prix de West collector’s bolos.