Swimming III

This abstract composition by Holly Hansen was inspired by the seascape of Cape Cod.
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Holly Hansen


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Holly Hansen

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A Shore Thing

As an artist growing up on Cape Cod, Holly Hansen was heavily influenced by its culture and compelling shore-scape. Swimming III reflects the dynamic, immersive activity of ocean swimming through washes of marine color punctuated by white splashes of gestural energy. The work's four sections suggest a progression from dawn to dusk, or through different depths of water. Hansen conveys a powerful impression of water, waves, and sun through an abstract composition that will harmonize well with any interior. It's a tasteful aesthetic accent for a living room, bedroom, or office--anywhere you want a reminder of the restorative power of the ocean. Designed in Massachusetts, printed in Oregon.

Holly Hansen

created by

Holly Hansen



Holly Hansen is a fine artist working in Boston. Growing up on Cape Cod, Holly’s work is heavily informed by the seaside landscape and its culture. Holly recieved a BFA with a concentration in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she became proficient in the areas of intaglio, etching, lithography, silkscreen, and relief. At MassArt, Holly was able to work with artists such as Liliana Porter, Paula Wilson, and Winifred Rembert in the Master Print Series. Her work has recieved an Honorable Mention from the President Dawn Barett.

As a young working artist, Holly's practice reflects the idea that we must constantly push ourselves to move forward with our concepts. She relies on personal experience to create effective mood and atmosphere in her pieces. With emphasis on color, Holly’s pieces utilize landscape to create composition while remaining abstracted to incorporate memory and emotion.

Vist our blog to learn more about Design Challenge Winner Holly Hansen and her work!

Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
ash wood, archival paper, MDF wood
15" H x 25.25" W x 1.75" D
All art on paper should be protected from moisture and from prolonged, direct sunlight.
Arrives ready to hang on a laminated wood block.
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