Sunday, October 28, 2007

Phil Hansen - Multi Media Artist

Thank you Sofia! I love it when my students turn me on to art out in the world!

This title links to Phil Hansen's website which shows an incredible array of work!! There are many kinds of artists working in today's world, but he is really unusual in that he works in MANY kinds of media. His art skills are so strong, he moves from one material and technique to another, playing with new ways to make art. Work on his site is made from matches, Starbucks coffee cups, chalk, text that is cut and pasted, and bibles that are cut up, resized and pasted. The self portrait shown here is made of wood, using a router and skill saw to remove material, then stained to create the image. He also gives himself a monthly challenge, or theme and creates art for the month using that idea. Check out his work - it is interesting and powerful!


shortie said...

That image looks really cool. It reminds me of a large house hallway curtain for some reason. And late night was really fun! I got to see the Indian dance. OMG it was so cool! The dancers were so energetic and LOUD! I noticed that there were red marks on some of their feet. What was that???? O Mrs. Miller, if you could then stop by my blog (its not that great). I posted a picture of my latest origami creation. You might like it. This is Kim by the way ( I used a different name on here, sorry)

Restrada said...

This is a really interesting piece of art work. You can see how the artist uses wood to portray movement and texture with the lines that are already there. He also uses that certain color for the stain to put more emphasis on the person's face which is pretty cool to look at.