Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Dean's Garden



Dean Hanmer
Dean's Garden
2019
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 16 inches

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sculpture for the Gods



Dean Hanmer
Sculpture for the Gods
2012 (or so)
Archived photo from the Vashon Island sculpture garden

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

The First Smiley Faces of 2019

plaster_over_steel

Dean Hanmer
Smiley Faces No. 23 & 24
Plaster over steel, used paint brushes, glass, mirror
2019
12 x 2.5 inches and 11 x 3 inches

Friday, January 11, 2019



Looking through an old notebook, I came across this artist's statement that I had written down after visiting Barcelona. I would have read it at the Antoni Tabies Museum, where I saw this sculpture, which blew my socks off. Antoni wrote this statement, but it is just how I feel about art-making, too.

-Characteristic of my art is the use of extremely humble objects to express complex feelings and emotions.

Sometimes people have the idea that art should be highly refined. But I always believe that one could make art out of simple things. Small things can be transcendental. They can change our way of looking at the world. I think it is important to make art out of almost anything.

I think of my art as engaged with life. I am totally convinced that I am doing useful work for society.- Antoni Tabies

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Ten Foot Man



Here is another one from my Vashon Island sculpture garden. The head can accommodate a plant, but I found it too hard to keep watered.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Guardian Figure (unnamed)



Here is one from the archives. Photo taken at my Vashon Island sculpture garden. This sculpture was made sometime around 2009.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Another Shell Sculpture Finished



Dean Hanmer
Untitled Shell Sculpture
2019
Plaster over Steel, Shell (from Florida)
7 x 2.5 inches

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Fetish No. 6



Dean Hanmer
Fetish No. 6
2019
plaster over steel
6 x 2 inches

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Fetish No. 4



Dean Hanmer
Fetish No. 4
2019
Plaster over steel, smelt
5 x 2.5 inches

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The Back of the Head



The first layer of plaster is applied to the back of the head. Stay tuned, the front of the head is next.