15kh Steel Flag, Kate Hunt, newspaper, steel, 20” x 30” x 11.5”, 2006-2016, $6,500
22-24kh The Congressional Record, Kate Hunt, nails, twine, encaustic, 12" x 9" x 4", $3,000 each
Reincarnated Torrington 2012, Kate Hunt, newspaper, twine, epoxy, 50" x 17" x 9", $Call
Burnt Flag, Kate Hunt, Newspaper, Steel, 19" x 32" x 3", $Call
3 Torrington Spring 2004, Kate Hunt, Newspaper, baling twine, steel, piano wire, 55" x 32" x 11", 2012-13, $Call
17kh Soaked Little Packages, Kate Hunt, newspaper, encaustic, twine, steel, band saw blades, 12" x 12.5" x 4.5", 2007, $Call
Booklet, Kate Hunt, Newspaper, Twine, Steel, 40" x 20" x 5", 2010, $Call
20kh Trio 4, newspaper, baling twine, steel, encaustic, 41" x 64" x 8.5", 2011, $CALL
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana; Sun Valley Art and Humanity Center, Ketchum, Idaho; Missoula Museum of Arts, Montana; Lewis and Clark Center for the Arts, Lewiston, Idaho (Earth Visions – solo exhibition); University of Idaho, Moscow; Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington (Transformations: Recycled Materials in American Art and Design – traveling exhibition); Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana (New Art of the West); Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington; Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.; Amangani Resort Hotel, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell, Montana; Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle (Viable Resources: Artwork Selections from Regional Workplace Collections); Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana. Recipient: Individual Support Grant, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc.
Floor, Kate Hunt, newspaper, single stack 6' x 10' x 5.25"
Newspaper as a construction material is cheap and easy to obtain. It forgives easily. I love the color and feel and its changes in color over time. The size range is equal to that of wood. Texture and density are adjustable. The audience has a history and experience with newspaper that they bring to each of my pieces resulting in a dialog that transcends anything that I thought of as an artist.
By contrast, newspaper as printed matter is enormously expensive to our society and world. We cut a tremendous amount of timber for this material that is read for only a few minutes then thrown into our landfills or recycled at a cost to the country and to the locale doing the recycling. Intact newspapers have been found in landfills that are 40 years old.