Spencer Hansen’s work is rooted to his fascination with time being a constant that affects all living things. Through low-tech methods involving countless hours, he observes and conducts a visual transformation that suggests a laboriously slow time reversal.
Skulls and bones are integral to his sculptural works. Using the skull while acknowledging it as a symbolically charged subject matter, he deconstructs the quintessential symbol of death to its basic form through incorporating manmade and natural materials.
Metal chains, wet formed leather and wood alter the organic skeletal contours, allowing us to momentarily face time as layers of abstract shapes, shadows and textures.