Sculptures by Hanna Sandin

May 11, 2012

Very much evoking the structural framework of Alexander Calder's mobiles, Hanna Sandin creates similar sculptural works that use everyday objects, albeit often fragmented and not initially recognizable, in these hanging arrangements. Blades of ceiling fans, palm fronds, mop heads, and many other common objects float together acting as abstract forms similar to Calder's colorful shapes. However, the objects have a past function that feeds into the work bringing along subliminal associations along with their aesthetic contributions to the overall spatial composition. Sandin's documentation of the works at times even flattens the space they exist within, creating the illusion of a line drawing suspending these works within the plane of the imagined paper.