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Phil Hansen    

Internationally Recognized Multimedia Artist, Author, and Innovator

Phil Hansen is a multimedia artist who works at the intersection of traditional visual art, pointillism, and offbeat techniques. His work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, CNN, CBS, Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, Dr. Phil, Glamour and many other venues.

In high school, Hansen developed nerve damage in his arm that stopped him from following his dream of being an artist. After finding his way back to art years later, Hansen embarked on a journey to embrace his limitation. And along the way, he discovered that he could use limitations to actually drive creativity.

Hansen is the author of Tattoo a Banana, which presents an innovative approach to finding creativity through the exploration of everyday objects. As a commercial artist, Hansen has worked on a variety of TV and internet campaigns with clients that include the Grammy's, Skype, Diesel and Arby's.

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Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn and Everything Into Art

Get ready to get creative Commercial artist and YouTube sensation Phil Hansen is a big fan of making art out of everyday objects. His popular works are made from matchsticks, tire tracks, peanut butter, dollar bills, and paint on his own torso. Now he shares his wildly creative approach, and shows us all how to make art anywhere, anytime. Part handbook and part manifesto, this engaging, inspiring, and downright entertaining book takes us inside the mind of a groundbreaking artistand encourages us to create, reimagine, and make something out of (almost) nothing.

Embracing Limitations to Drive Creativity

We all face limitations daily. What if there is a way to listen to our limitations and make them work for us, not against us. Hansen shares a fascinating personal story about turning his limitation into an act of creativity, which completely changed his artistic horizons. Accompanied with jaw dropping visuals, Hansen delivers a moving message of how we can change our lives by not only overcoming, but embracing our limitations.

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Opinion: Art that embraces our limits - CNN.com

Phil Hansen's new project started as a way of connecting people, but he says it's ... He spoke at the TED2013 conference in February. .... Opinion on the news.

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