“What is behind the human facade? How do you look, think and act during life’s challenges and complexities, or common occurrences and successes? I imagine a story with a central character and let the artwork ask questions or define the context. Through symbolic narrative, each form develops its own personal meaning and reflects overarching life analogies and truths. It also offers connections to what it means to be human. By assembling objects, actions, thoughts, words, feelings and images, a personification emerges capturing human characteristics, dynamics or relationships. I also expect viewers will feel, answer or react differently based on human variants. My goal is to not have people come see my artwork and feel or imagine what I experience, but rather view and experience what they are seeing or feeling.“
Linda Seebauer Hansen creates textural and volumetric pieces using a variety of techniques and processes to construct sculpture and jewelry in her St. Paul, MN studio. Her work has been exhibited nationally including Harper College, In Tandem Gallery, Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, University Rochester Center Gallery, Larson Art Gallery, Textile Center, De Ricci Gallery, Matrix Gallery, AIA Gallery and Catherine G. Murphy Gallery. Hansen teaches at St. Catherine’s University, Quench Jewelry Arts, and Minnetonka Center for the Arts. She received an Individual Fellowship from the Wisconsin State Arts Board and a Barrett Morgan Award as the Metals Department Head, Worcester Center for Crafts, MA. Hansen is a Women’s Art Institute alumni, St. Catherine University, MN; international craft school resident and studio assistant at Penland School of Craft, NC; and an arts leader with nearly ten years experience working for non-profit organizations. She holds an MFA from UW-Madison and a BFA from UW-La Crosse.