Intestinal Fortitude, 2017,
About the piece
Through my sculpture, I attempt to distort traditional assumptions relating to purpose while also suggesting a conceptual relationship between life and industry.
About the artist
Sculptor and Art Educator, Mike Hansel, has been actively producing contemporary art work for over 30 years. Living most of his life in New England, he currently resides in Newport, RI where he teaches studio art and creates large scale metal sculpture. His work resides in many private collections, and he has installed numerous large scale public sculptures in museum venues and college campus sites. Mike Hansel’s work has become known for his ability to create highly crafted, organic pieces that contradict what we might expect from such rigid, industrial materials.