Clint Hansen

Salvaged Art

"There is a simple pleasure in perceiving found, broken scraps as treasure, then transforming them into a vision. I'm still a kid building castles out of cardboard boxes. "

Clint Hansen succeeds as an artist each time a sculpture draws a viewer's attention aesthetically, then captures their imagination as they discover recognizable pieces within the work, experiencing the juxtaposition of the parts and feel of the textures. Everything from vintage car and Harley Davidson parts to 75-year-old rustic oil cans finds new life in these richly textured, eclectic sculptures.

Hansen gathers his recycled "palette" from salvage yards, mechanic shops, flea markets, and even dumpsters. The sculptures take form as the painstakingly selected metal scraps are welded together piece by piece. Just as the parts are unique, his sculptures are altogether one-of-a-kind creations.

Clint Hansen is a fifth generation artist. Incurably creative, his drawing abilities were noticed and encouraged before he was free of training wheels. He earned a BFA (cum laude) from Iowa State University College of Design. For the last 29 years, he has also created art for Fortune 500 companies across the US, which has served to refine his skills and aesthetic vision.

Harley Sidecar
Metal Sculpture

by Clint Hansen
$ 2,240
Metal Sculpture

by Clint Hansen
$ 1,900
Oil Truck
Metal Sculpture

by Clint Hansen
$ 1,700
Metal Sculpture

by Clint Hansen
$ 1,500
Permanent Collection, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC, 2008
Art on Campus Permanent Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2010, 2014, 2016
World Food Prize, Hall of Laureates, Des Moines, Iowa, 2016
Washington Huskies Hall of Fame, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2006-2016
Collection, John Deere Financial, Johnston, Iowa, 2012