Armin C. Hansen,
Sardine Barge (aka Dusk at Sea)
Oil on canvas
35 x 45.5 in. (88.9 x 115.57 cm)
Gift of Jane and Justin Dart
© Estate of Armin C. Hansen
Hansen is quoted as saying, -Every move I have made and everything I have done has always been to go back to the water and to the men who gave it its romance.- This powerful statement sums up Hansen-s life-long fascination with fishermen and their labors. Unlike many of Hansen-s turbulent fishing scenes, this is one of tired men returning to the welcoming dock, after what has probably been a dawn to dusk workday. They are silhouetted against the jeweled light of evening.