About the Artist
Carole Hanson's images are figures, animals and natural forms, powerfully designed to promote beauty.
Distinguished for her large-scale art in public spaces, Carole has produced fountains, sculpture and landscape works throughout New England and the American Southwest. A valued participant in Maine's Percent for Art Program, she also created the first public art in Tucson, Arizona, the 16-foot collaborative sculpture Celebra Los Artes in 1986.
Carole's career began with two influences: her father, a master metal craftsman, and the inspirational Coast of Maine. She went on to study at the Hartford Art School in the late 60's, to serve an apprenticeship with Lloyd Glasson in NYC and later to study in Europe and Mexico. She received her first public commission with the Bath Iron Works in 1984 to create the Ship-builders' Monument. Her many other commissions include The Circle of Life stone work in Portland, Maine, in 2000, and The Blue Corn Maiden, twin fountains for Pima College in Tucson, in 2001.
Widely exhibited, the works of Carole Hanson are created in bronze, stone, wood and cast materials. Direct and touchable, her sculptures reflect craftsmanship, permanence, and the mystique of the figurative image. Children enjoy her interactive play-pieces for the landscape. Corporate clients, such as MBNA America, commission statuary and architectural pieces for the workplace. A growing list of private collectors, including R.C.Gorman of Taos, select Carole's sculpture for their gardens and homes.
Preferred Audiences: College, Adult
Disciplines: Painting, Sculpture
HansonCarolePO Box 1341
Damariscotta ME 04543