"ADAPTATION – Polar Bear" by Hannah Jensen, Carved Acrylic on Board
75" x 55"
43 layers (12 litres) of carved acrylic on board
Original Art Work
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
A multidisciplinary artist most well-known for her carved work, Hannah Jensen graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2004 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in printmaking, and transferred her skills to the painted medium in her postgraduate practice, developing a unique stylistic approach.
Jensen achieves her bespoke work by applying layers of paint to board before employing printmaking techniques such as intaglio, etching and carving to create thematic content. The results are detailed images rendered in negative relief that emphasises the texture and tonal variations between paint colours in a topographical manner. Using anywhere between 40 – 80 layers of paint, Jensen calculates the depth of each layer to provide the necessary variations of colour, texture and shadow in the work.