Close the window
Art Limited
Cathartic Context is a creation by the artist Shawn Hansen. Category Nature, Animal, Abstract, Photography, Digital. Poetic logic is the sensuous apprehension of what we do not yet understand in the presence of reality. Poetic logic…

Cathartic Context

Copyright ©


Next in common feedNext selected by editorsNext artist image
Previous artist imagePrevious selected by editorsPrevious in common feed
Shawn Hansen
Shawn Hansen
BOOK, Varied artist
Report the image to Art Limited team because of a classification error, offensive content, spam, abuse, bad quality, or any other problem. We will make any necessary modifications, or contact the creator directly.Report
"Poetic logic is the sensuous apprehension of what we do
not yet understand in the presence of reality.

Poetic logic had to invent art to understand nature
as the positional growth of structure
within the matrix that is life.

We are the ones who put life into stones and pebbles.
When feeling is lucid, structure is art."

- "The Poetic Logic of Art and Aesthetics", Frederick Sommer

?------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------?

I have an opportunity on occasion to work very near the edge, of what is ugly and what is awe inspiriting. It has been a few years since I did this kind of photography, but I wanted to once again face the challenge of approaching carnage with only artist judgment. And to try to find a way to articulate my appreciation of the subject just as I would a flower or other part of nature. Never being sure how successful these creative attempts are but always being glad the attempts were made

The best parts, the choicest organs, went to feed the wolf pack in the valley. Of the entrails that were left, every eatable scrap was taken by the bald eagles and by the raven flock and whatever other foxes and coyotes could steal a share. And the main share goes to the butcher, and on to feed people organic and healthy meat. I was considering this week, how lucky I am to be involved in a process with so little waste and tied so fundamentally close to the natural cycle. How that roots me to the food chain and the land. I find myself given a better perspective on wildness, and that is just as nourishing as the meat itself.

To me work like this is a reflection of a deep, intimate, working relationship with nature and my unconditional wonder at it. To the viewers at large, I hope that this works as abstraction to chum the waters of their imagination, so that they can dialogue with and better know whatever sea monsters that evokes for them.

Your critiques and feedback are always welcome, thank you for looking and for your support.

Present in the following artist' galleries

Galleries are thematic collections created by the artist to present and organize his work according to his artistic vision.Help Icon

Information about the photograph

29 views by artists
3195 views by visitorsVisitors include only non-authenticated site users, excluding known robots that crawl Art Limited site for automatic indexing purposes.Help Icon
Uploaded 28 April 2010 at 08:20am
Common feed 28 April 2010 at 08:20amThe common feed displays chronologically all the artworks added by the artists.Help Icon

Social networks

Hover each icon to love, like or share this artwork on your favorite social networksHelp Icon
0 share
Share this page on FacebookShare this page on Twitter Share this page on PinterestShare this page on Google+Share this page on BufferShare this page on LinkedInShare this page on Tumblr

1 group project

Group projects are image pools grouped by interests or creative themes, and shared by different artists.Help Icon

Message from other artists


more art works from shawn hansen

See all the 24 artworks from Shawn Hansen

art works in the same theme

Explore this theme
Exhibit, be inspirated, sell freely without commitment
Be stimulated to showcase your most amazing artworks
To be creative is to be different, alternative, original. That's how we design Art Limited, specifically for artists.
Free sign upFree sign up
Join the communityFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblr.LinkedIn
Subscribe to newsletter
© Art Limited, Bordeaux, France - v22.11.5 - All rights reserved 2005-2019