American artist, J.D. Hansen creates art that explores the juxtaposition of vulnerability and strength using the human and animal form. Her work excavates the intricacies of human psychology, non-verbal communication, and theories of quantum physics through elongated figures, subtle use of body language, and most recently, the addition of welded copper handwriting to her work.
The inclusion of copper handwriting in Hansen’s art adds conceptual depth and meaning to the solidity of the bronze. The handwriting flows around the sculptures like nebulous thoughts caught in a moment in time, and the blankets of type conjoin with the bronze figures to become an integral part of the overall form. The combination of singular bronze forms and flowing blankets of type is meant to reconstruct the way communication happens - not by specific words, but by small gestures, by sounds and cadence, and by an aura of emotion and intellect that all mesh together to create the whole.
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