Channing Hansen is a fiber & textile artist that fuses an interesting blend of science, technology, & craft into his work.
He sources the raw wool for his pieces from rare breeds of sheep in different parts of the world then dyes them certain colors based on numerical values from a spectrograph. He spins the wool into yarn by hand & weaves intricate compositions that are often inspired by computer algorithms or ancient Hebrew texts.
Channing comes from a creative family…his grandfather Al Hansen was one of the founders of the Fluxus movement & his mother Bibbe collaborated with Andy Warhol. Fluxus artists tend to use many mediums and often emphasize the process over the finished product. Channing’s multi-faceted theoretical approach to fiber art helps the Fluxus spirit live on today!
Check out more of Channing’s work @ Marc Sellwyn Gallery.