Richard Hunt is an acclaimed and prolific sculptor best known for his commissioned public sculptures found in numerous American cities. His work embodies classical ideals and traditions in a unique style of abstraction that combines both industrial and organic elements. Model for Middle Passage Monument is one of Hunt?s yet-to-be fabricated public sculptures. The bronze tabletop sculptural model references a monumental ship-like structure that would serve as a public work commemorating the slave passage from Africa. The somber monument is inspired by the 1962 poem ?Middle Passage? by Robert Hayden.-From the SCAD Museum of Art exhibition Richard Hunt: Promethean Mythmaker [Sculptures, Drawings and Prints], February 2009.