About Blessing Hancock
Blessing Hancock owns Skyrim Studio Inc which focuses on site specific sculpture. She utilizes her BFA in Sculpture and MLA in Landscape Architecture to create innovative work for public spaces. She has completed monumental sculpture projects throughout the world.
Blessing's distinctive ability to merge natural and organic forms with technology, culture, math, science, site specificity and community engagement has brought her world acclaim. She is intrigued by the fusion generated through combining dissimilar realities and in observing how they modify and coalesce into one object. This creation of harmonious forms is repeated throughout her artwork and is extended into cultural narratives and storytelling practices.
She is driven by the idea that there can be harmony, peace and co-existence within innately opposing ideas and that there is a way for two or more incompatible things to become one. Through this converging the artwork comes into being, existing as a new third reality that brings a spark of creative energy into the world. She invites the general public to take part in her creative process and believes this is a stepping stone to greater appreciation of art and abstract thinking.
Her interest in light and color-changing effects stems from her pursuit to see the world through an optical lens, as a prism that diminishes the polarities of black and white in favor of the full color spectrum.
Blessing holds a wide body of experience managing complex projects involving multiple stakeholders; coordinating with city agencies, architects, engineers, and consultants to elevate the position of public art. Community engagement is an essential component of Blessing’s work, and she has extensive experience working with community groups.
Blessing Hancock Chronology
Mandala, Clark County Residential Treatment Facility, Vancouver, WA, USA.
Responder, Hidden Valley Fire Station, Charlotte, NC, USA.
Loqui, The Fairgrounds Nashville, Nashville, TN, USA.
Phoenix Metro 1st/Lincoln Station, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
Dodecahedron Chandeliers, SH225 Underpass, Pasadena, TX, USA.
Unum, Historic Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, CA, USA.
Alluvii, Marine Dr & Capilano Rd, N. Vancouver, BC.
Great Joy, Goodyear Civic Square, Goodyear, AZ, USA.
Inclusiva, Robert Crown Ice Center, Evanston, IL, USA.
Pineapple and Coconut, Gables Station, Coral Gables, FL, USA.
Insignia, Beaverton Public Safety Center, Beaverton, OR, USA.
Equitas, Salem Police Department, Salem, OR, USA.
Bask, Merriam Community Center, Merriam, KS, USA.
Narrativa, Lomaland Recreation Center, El Paso, TX, USA.
At One, Dillard Green Space, Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA.
DNA, EmeryStation, Emeryville, CA, USA.
Spindle, Perry Ave and Pendleton St, Greenville, SC, USA.
Camaraderie, San Jose Veterans Hospital, San Jose, CA, USA.
Colorwash, Pantano Wash Pedestrian Bridge, Tucson, AZ, USA.
Sequence + Perfect Game, Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, W Palm Beach, FL, USA.
Nicollet Illumination, Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Current, Connective Corridor Artwork, Syracuse, NY, USA.
Shute Seeds, Shute Park Library, Hillsboro, OR, USA.
Accolades, District VII Police Station, Washington Park MD, USA.
Infinity, Orange and Main Roundabout, Sarasota, FL, USA.
Biota, RTD East Rail Line Peoria Station, Aurora, CO, USA.
Small Talk About the Weather, Parking Garage, Okla City, OK, USA.
Affinities, North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, MN, USA.
Encompass, Morgan Hill Community Center, Morgan Hill, CA, USA.
On Display, South Broadway Blvd, Denver, CO, USA.
Philosopher’s Stone, Sino-Ocean, Chengdu, China.
Mirror of Thoughts, Rockville Town Square, Rockville MD, USA.
Bosque, Encino Library, San Antonio, TX, USA.
Bloom, Alexian Brothers Hospital, Hoffman Estates Illinois, USA.
Texas Rising, Student Housing, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA.
Chinook Arc, Barb Scott Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Brilliance, Palo Alto Main Library and Arts Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
Heart Beacon, Emergency Coordination Center, Portland, OR, USA.
Cocoon, Houghton Road Bike Path, Tucson, AZ, USA.
Wandering Stars, Granada Streetcar Stop, Tucson, AZ, USA.
Ballroom Luminoso, Theo/Malone Underpass, San Antonio, TX, USA.
Fish Bellies, Student Housing, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, USA.
Cyclorama, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA.
Utah Bit and Mine, Bingham Junction Light Rail Station Midvale, UT, USA.
Bike Church, Barrio Anita Neighborhood, Tucson, Arizona, USA.