Shannon Hansen Sculpture
My sculptural concepts are conceived from mechanical, aerodynamic, industrial architecture and natural forms. Most sculptures start from sketches which are uploaded to CAD modeling software, altered and then fabricated. I work with carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Surface finishes include grinding, sanding, anodizing natural rust patinas and acrylic urethane painting.
My formal education, includes a Bachelor of Technology Degree, and Associate Degrees in Industrial Welding and Nondestructive Testing. I had the skills and knowledge to build sculpture before I developed a keen interest in art and sculpture. I have used my technical training to express myself and explore the sculptural possibilities that compel me to make these forms.
I embrace the creative process – the act of making and seeing – and leave the meaning to the viewer.