Saints and Sinners
Steven Hansen (Visual Art & Design)
“First Person Shooters”, “Saints and Sinners”
I have two major goals for the upcoming year. The first is to continue my series of large figurative ceramic sculptures. This series, “Saints and Sinners” represents my primary artistic output and works from this series have won jury prizes and have been exhibited in national and international exhibitions. I also hope to explore an experimental series of work I am calling “First Person Shooters” in which I plan to use Photoshop to combine images of Presidential assassins with art historical images of St. Sebastian. I intend to print those images on specially prepared metal surfaces, which I will then overpaint and distress. I am looking for ways to move the aesthetic I have successfully used in ceramic sculpture to the wall. I plan to enter these works in local, national and international juried competitions such as the Annual Juried Art Competition at the Box Factory for the Arts, and Art Prize. I also plan to seek gallery representation for the work. I have altered my budget from last year to include money for a student worker who is versed in Photoshop, and can assist me in preparing the metal for printing.