Shane Hansen

Shane Hansen

What inspires your art practice?
Inspiration is all around me. I love exploring how my senses - sight, sound, smell, touch and taste - are encouraged and engaged by what they are exposed to. Being of Māori, Chinese, Scottish and Danish descent, I connect these cultures through what I create. Art is my therapy, a journey of self-discovery, pushing the boundaries of what is known and what there is to learn. Our unique flora and fauna is very much part of my artistic expression and the undying love of Aotearoa is celebrated through my work. I feel truly blessed and fortunate to be able to do what I love and share it with others.

What materials do you work in?
I like to explore many different materials and see what the limitations are. It is all part of the excitement of being an artist. I will work with anything once!

Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
I sit here in slow cooked honey sunlight, Papatūānuku breathes spicy salt upon my peachy cheeks, You frit by, a blur of black pearlescent perfection, You stand tall and proud, You speak so profound, I feel calm in your presence, My guardian. Te Tūī Kaitiaki.

Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?
My work is in mostly private art collections throughout Aotearoa and Internationally.

Where did you study?

Sculptures by Shane Hansen

NZ Sculpture OnShore Returns 2021

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