Artist prints | lasercut paper and acrylic

I’m thrilled to introduce a new line of artist prints, Urban Moments. Three layers of lasercut paper and acrylic create a dimensional version of my fine art work in glass, at a lower pricepoint.

Imagery is taken from three recent art pieces inspired by Chicago architecture.

Join | based on 900/910 Lake Shore Drive (Mies van der Rohe)

Join | lasercut acrylic | 8.5” c Heather Hancock 2019

Join | lasercut acrylic | 8.5” c Heather Hancock 2019

Crux | based on 875 N Michigan (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)

Crux | lasercut acrylic | 8.5” c Heather Hancock 2019

Crux | lasercut acrylic | 8.5” c Heather Hancock 2019

Soar | based on Chase Tower Chicago (CF Murphy, Perkins & Will)

Soar | lasercut acrylic | 8.5” c Heather Hancock 2019

Soar | lasercut acrylic | 8.5” c Heather Hancock 2019

There are three formats available:

PAPER | 3 layers of lasercut paper | 8.25”

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Crux | lasercut paper | 8.25” c Heather Hancock 2019

Crux | lasercut paper | 8.25” c Heather Hancock 2019

Crux . Join . Soar | lasercut paper artist prints 8.25” c Heather Hancock 2019

Crux . Join . Soar | lasercut paper artist prints 8.25” c Heather Hancock 2019

DESK OBJECT | 3 layers lasercut acrylic | 8.5” square

Crux . Join | lasercut acrylic artist prints c Heather Hancock 2019

Crux . Join | lasercut acrylic artist prints c Heather Hancock 2019

Crux | lasercut acrylic artist print 8.5” c Heather Hancock 2019

Crux | lasercut acrylic artist print 8.5” c Heather Hancock 2019

Soar | lasercut acrylic artist print 8.5” c Heather Hancock 2019

Soar | lasercut acrylic artist print 8.5” c Heather Hancock 2019

WALL HANGING | 3 layers lasercut acrylic framed with concrete look mat | 15” square framed

Crux . Soar | lasercut acrylic artist prints framed 15” c Heather Hancock 2019

Crux . Soar | lasercut acrylic artist prints framed 15” c Heather Hancock 2019

Join | lasercut acrylic artist print 15” framed c Heather Hancock 2019

Join | lasercut acrylic artist print 15” framed c Heather Hancock 2019










Open Studio for Evanston Made

Looking forward to being part of the 6th Annual Evanston Made, a month long celebration of the arts in our community.

Reflect 2.23 22”x22” glass | at Evanston Made group show May 31 - June 30 | Evanston Art Center

Reflect 2.23 22”x22” glass | at Evanston Made group show May 31 - June 30 | Evanston Art Center

Evanston Made kicks off with a group show opening at the Evanston Art Center this Friday, May 31 @ 6-10pm. This is a great way to get an overview of the artists + work. Pick your favorites and plan your studio visit for Saturday afternoon. Artist studios, galleries and business around the city will be open starting at noon.

I’ll be in my studio for the afternoon and then ready to turn it into a happy hour from 4-7pm.

Reflect 3.6 curved grid | 48”x30” glass c Heather Hancock 2019

Reflect 3.6 curved grid | 48”x30” glass c Heather Hancock 2019

There are lots of great things happening in walking distance of my studio (PDF of map). And this year there’s a trolley starting at 4pm! Here are some top picks:

1100 Florence | Dave Ford

1123 Florence | Ben Blount

1125 Florence | Beth Adler and Alice George

1040 Wesley | Ware Studio | Joanna Kramer

1121 Ashland | Julie Cowan

1122 Dewey | Rita Shimelfarb

942 Pitner Ave | group warehouse show

Hope to see you this weekend!

New Glass Now | Corning Museum of Glass

My weekend at Corning Museum of Glass was truly incredible. I am thrilled to be part of this landmark survey show of contemporary glassmaking and thinking. The contemporary wing is drop dead gorgeous with natural light filtering through high ceiling beams. The Corning Museum team created a cohesive installation with the diverse range of glass art.

Reflect 3.2 curve | 48”x30” mixed media with glass | Heather Hancock at Corning Museum of Glass

Reflect 3.2 curve | 48”x30” mixed media with glass | Heather Hancock at Corning Museum of Glass

The show documents the innovation and dexterity of artists, designers, and architects around the world working in the challenging material of glass. A global survey designed to show the breadth and depth of contemporary glassmaking, the exhibition features objects, installations, videos, and performances made in the last three years by 100 artists of 32 nationalities working in more than 25 countries.

New Glass Now | Corning Museum of Glass | May 12 - Jan 5, 2020

New Glass Now | Corning Museum of Glass | May 12 - Jan 5, 2020

New Glass Now | Corning Museum of Glass | May 12  - Jan 5, 2020

New Glass Now | Corning Museum of Glass | May 12 - Jan 5, 2020

Corning Museum of Glass | New Glass Now

I am thrilled to have work headed to the New Glass Now show at the Corning Museum of Glass. The show opens May 12th and runs through January 5, 2020.

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New Glass Now documents the innovation and dexterity of artists, designers, and architects around the world working in the challenging material of glass. A global survey designed to show the breadth and depth of contemporary glassmaking, the exhibition will feature objects, installations, videos, and performances made by 100 artists of 32 nationalities working in more than 25 countries.

Earlier work from my Reflect series was included in last year’s CMOG New Glasswork Review (39). Now I am looking forward to having new work included in this extraordinary exhibition of art from around the world.

Scan | UrbanLines

A recent invited design proposal gave me the chance to explore new concepts with Scan. Abstracted text forms point to the infinite creativity of language. Our minds are attuned to detecting pattern, scanning for relevant information and finding meaning in the world around us. For this proposal I combined abstracted text forms with backgrounded urban and natural imagery. Simple graphic elements are inspired by my interest in finding beauty in unexpected places. Living in urbanscapes requires new ways of seeing beauty around us and staying connected to the natural world.

rendering |  Scan: UrbanLines  (concept1) 4 @ 28”x48” c Heather Hancock 2019

rendering | Scan: UrbanLines (concept1) 4 @ 28”x48” c Heather Hancock 2019

rendering | panel1  Scan: UrbanLines  c Heather Hancock 2019

rendering | panel1 Scan: UrbanLines c Heather Hancock 2019

rendering |  Scan: urban lines  (concept2) | 4 panels at 24”x48” c Heather Hancock 2019

rendering | Scan: urban lines (concept2) | 4 panels at 24”x48” c Heather Hancock 2019

rendering panel4  Scan: UrbanLines   c Heather Hancock 2019

rendering panel4 Scan: UrbanLines

c Heather Hancock 2019

EMERGE | invited design proposal

I was recently selected as a semi-finalist and invited to present a design proposal for an art installation at the newly renovated Health+Sciences building at Triton College in River Grove, IL.

Goals: Create a responsive visual experience in Commons area celebrating the extraordinary contributions of faculty and students to broader community. Activate space with shimmering glass and encoded content with relevance to faculty and students in Health+Sciences building.

EMERGE | design concept 3@36”x84” | c Heather Hancock 2019

EMERGE | design concept 3@36”x84” | c Heather Hancock 2019

EMERGE | design concept 3@36”x84” | c Heather Hancock 2019

EMERGE | design concept 3@36”x84” | c Heather Hancock 2019

In Scan, abstracted text forms suggest the infinite creativity of language. Our minds are attuned to detecting pattern, scanning for relevant information and finding meaning in the world around us. I combined abstracted text forms with backgrounded imagery referencing biological process and systems. The color palette was taken from the colorways established by FGM Architecture. Simplified graphic forms offer visually ambiguous elements—ranging from synaptic transmission to electronic circuitry to a thriving vine. Abstracted text also drawn from the biological sciences provide vertical rhythm, encoded content and bold color elements.

EMERGE | design concept 3@36”x84” | c Heather Hancock 2019

EMERGE | design concept 3@36”x84” | c Heather Hancock 2019

Rendered in shimmering glass, this installation creates an endlessly dynamic and varied visual experience for faculty+students and visitors to the building.

additional art installation site | EMERGE 2@30”x60” c Heather Hancock 2019

additional art installation site | EMERGE 2@30”x60” c Heather Hancock 2019

A whole new perspective

This large-scale residential commission was just installed in a recently renovated home. The clients worked with architect Jeanie Petrick over the past several months to renovate their early 1900s home with a contemporary industrial twist. They saw my architectural abstractions hanging at a show last spring and envisioned a piece on their dark charcoal gray dining room wall connecting with both their contemporary aesthetic and commitment to incorporating local art into their home. These clients have collected art from local artists in the various cities they’ve lived in, making art an important part of their story.

Reflect 4.3 beams | glass | 5’x3’ c Heather Hancock 2019

Reflect 4.3 beams | glass | 5’x3’ c Heather Hancock 2019

After a studio visit, the clients selected an abstraction of the exterior beam structure of the 875 N. Michigan Ave building. They determined that a horizontal piece at a full 60” x 36” would hold the wall in their dining room. The horizontal orientation created an expanded canvas for exploring the urban beauty in these architectural lines and rhythms.

The dark charcoal gray wall and white moldings create an architectural framing of the piece. A glass chandelier, wood table and zinc countertops create an engaging material dialog with the art piece in the space.

Reflect 4.3 beams | glass | 5’x3’ c Heather Hancock 2019

Reflect 4.3 beams | glass | 5’x3’ c Heather Hancock 2019

invited design proposal: Joliet College

I was honored to be a semi-finalist for the State of Illinois Art-in-Architecture project at Joliet Jr. College.

I proposed a glass and metal mesh installation for the exterior site wedged between parking lot and walkways. Key words from the JCC’s mission statement was abstracted for the installation. The color palette was taken from the surrounding natural world. Metal mesh connects with the metal cladding on the surrounding buildings.

Rendering | invited design proposal 2 double-sided panels at 5x3 and 4x3. c Heather Hancock 2019

Rendering | invited design proposal 2 double-sided panels at 5x3 and 4x3. c Heather Hancock 2019

Rendering | invited design proposal 2 double-sided panels at 5x3 and 4x3. c Heather Hancock 2019

Rendering | invited design proposal 2 double-sided panels at 5x3 and 4x3. c Heather Hancock 2019

Rendering | invited design proposal 2 double-sided panels at 5x3 and 4x3. c Heather Hancock 2019

Rendering | invited design proposal 2 double-sided panels at 5x3 and 4x3. c Heather Hancock 2019

Commission | Scan with urbanvine

Overview

Client wanted a vertical composition from Scan series to hang in a 2-story open stairwell in her new contemporary home in Dallas. The light-filled stairwell offers ideal natural light conditions for shimmering glass.

Scan 6.5+6.6 | urban vine | glass | each 28” x 48” c Heather Hancock 2018

Scan 6.5+6.6 | urban vine | glass | each 28” x 48” c Heather Hancock 2018

A vertically stacked hanging of two pieces each 28”x48” was determined to be the best proportion on the wall. 

Scan 6.5+6.6 urban vine  | each 28” x 48” glass c Heather Hancock 2018

Scan 6.5+6.6 urban vine | each 28” x 48” glass c Heather Hancock 2018

Goals

The vertical composition of abstracted text in Scan is inspired by our incessant scanning and filtering of information in our daily lives. The fonts selected offer a vertical rhythm which functions as a sort of urban vine, continually transforming and endlessly creative. 

Process

The client was provided with renderings of possible sizes/proportions of pieces in her space. The client opted for color accents in the art pieces given her neutral interior design palette. A nature-inspired palette of grays with accents in bright green was suggested and rendered for client approval. Bright green and an iridized green/blue glass was selected to bring in a wider color range. Iridized glass is also uniquely effective in catching ambient light, adding to the dynamic quality of the hanging.

Work shipped framed and ready to hang with a 3 week turn-around.