Denver Colorado Bronze Sculpture Artist -
Hanley lived the early years of her life on a Montana cattle and sheep ranch.
Life's early experiences included a two room schoolhouse with an outdoor
playground nestled in the Crazy Mountains. As a twin in a family of eight
children, inspirations constantly surrounded her through the interactions of
children, ranch animals and wildlife. Her work reflects a sense of movement and
emotion inspired by these childhood memories and life experiences.
Art has always been a part of her life, as there are many artists within her
family. Her love of horses and wildlife have moved her to the three dimensional
medium of sculpture. There she can express her emotion by capturing the beauty
and mystique of animals in motion and the very special connection between women
and so on...
My work reflects my experiences as a young girl growing up on our cattle ranch.
My sculptures are reflective of living on a large playground and tell a story of
having a personal relationship with nature and the beauty that surrounded me. My
distinct memories and dreams from childhood were magical to me everyday and
those mental images continue to contribute to my creativity.
Bunny’s work experiences prior to pursuing her lifelong interest in art and
particularly, sculpture, included a wide range of endeavors. A devoted mother to
her two sons limited her career pursuits, but she was still able to take on
various challenges with considerable success.
Throughout her life, Bunny has expressed her artistic talents through
photography, painting and sculpting. In 1995 she studied in Loveland, Colorado
under sculptor Don Gale and world renowned sculptor EvAngelos Frudakis. It was
evident from her first piece that she not only had the talent, but had found her
passion. The encouragement she received from Mr. Frudakis to pursue sculpting
gave her the confidence to follow her passion.
With each sculpture, there are many days and nights of thought that goes into
each piece. After building the armature, I start with researching the
configuration of muscling, then creating a certain amount of strength, emotion
and a movement to express the dynamics of the piece. I love seeing the muscles
start to develop and the piece start to come alive.