jd Hansen crafts works with exceptional detail, utilizing texture and language in a unique way to create her ephemeral and intricate bronzes.
The artist states, "I work on a sculpture with a strong concept in mind; I try to capture the bare essence of a human experiencing the moment she is in at that time. A certain tilt to the head or drop of the shoulder reveals if the subject is at peace or in turmoil. I strive to cover the gamut of human existence in a snippet of space and time."
The work doesn't scream to get its message across. It is a hand placed lightly on the shoulder, giving a gentle nudge to invite the viewer to see. It is with a calm and settled mind that the viewer can hear the haunting melodies.
Her work has been collected and exhibited by the Seven Bridges Art Foundation, Park Taiwan Hotel, Downtown Des Moines, Iowa, World Food Prize Museum. Hansen has received the Museum Choice Award from the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, and placed in the National Sculpture competition for Sculptural Pursuit Magazine. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA, with distinctions.