Tying Windknots, 2' x 3' x 2', Turtle Bay West Coast Biennial, 2012

Belinda Hanson lives and works in the mountains of Northern California, where the Sacramento River flows through the canyons, just below Mount Shasta.  This confluence of geography, mountain and river, affects her aesthetic sensibilities.  Hanson’s sculpture and sculptural installations are raw, even rugged, yet the end results are surprisingly delicate, sometimes poetic.   Her work has been shown on the West Coast, from the Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA to the Stevenson Union Gallery at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon and East to the AIR Gallery in New York and the Krause Gallery at Moses Brown in Rhode Island.  In 2013, she was included in the West Coast Biennial Juried Art Exhibition at Turtle Bay, Redding, Sculpture Slam at San Louis Obispo Museum of Art in San Louis Obispo and Slice, at the Pence Gallery in Davis, CA.