“Split Decision” – Mike Hansel

8’h x 5’w x 4’d

From the artist:

Made of 3/16” aluminum plate, this biomorphic form appears to be ready to walk away. The combination of mechanical and organic references makes for a unique sculpture that seems vaguely familiar yet difficult to identify.

Artist bio:

Sculptor and educator Mike Hansel, has been actively producing contemporary artwork for 40 years. Living most of his life in New England, he currently resides in Middletown, RI. His sculptures reside in many private collections, and he has installed numerous large-scale public sculptures on museum grounds and college campus sites across the country. His work is known for his ability to create highly crafted objects, referencing organic forms that contradict what is expected from industrial materials. Hansel welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with design professionals to create artwork that is meaningful and visually intriguing while also maintaining a high standard of aesthetics.

Living and working in Rhode Island, the influence of the ocean can be quite profound. The exposure to the beaches, boats, and fishing industry of this state, coupled with extensive training in the visual arts has led to an interest in the weightless, buoyant quality of marine life. Mike Hansel’s sculptures eventually became freestanding objects that were unencumbered by any static elements. Supporting systems have been used to imply movement and therefore make reference to the liberated and spontaneous nature of organic life.

Artist website: http://www.mikehanselsculpture.com/
Instagram: @mikehansel3d