Anthony Hansen is a metal artist that works primarily with found automotive sheet-metal. Born and raised in Northern California, he graduated with degrees in Liberal Studies and Fine Art and received his teaching credential in Elementary Education. His work is shown nationally at different fine art festivals and galleries.
“As an artist, I have focused on using found and reclaimed materials. I like using automotive sheet-metal because it has such character and warmth. Every scratch and spot of rust offers visual texture and interest. Text and type, through the use of old signs and license plates adds dimension and an implied storyline. I enjoy creating pieces that are a patchwork of the past and the present, a mixing of the bright and shiny, as well as the dull and faded. Weaving some of those stories together into my own metal poem and creating hearts out of found/reclaimed elements constantly reminds me of the humanity that we all share, and how closely all of our different lives and journeys are connected.”