Rick Hansen

About The Artist

Rick Hansen is a Canadian icon, a three-time Paralympic gold medallist, and best known as the “Man In Motion” for undertaking an epic two-year journey around the world in his wheelchair. He is the founder and CEO of The Rick Hansen Foundation, an organization committed to changing attitudes, creating accessible spaces and liberating the amazing potential of people with disabilities. Hansen is the recipient of many awards, including Companion of the Order Of Canada.

Shary Bartlett is a mixed-media artist living in Vancouver, Canada. She teaches art nationally and internationally and her work is held in public and private collections in Canada and the US. Shary’s art and techniques are featured in books and magazines such as Encaustic Art in the 21st Century and EncausticRevelation, Encaustic Arts Magazine and encaustiZINE.

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Mind in Motion

Iconic Canadian Rick Hansen established the Rick Hansen Foundation in 1988 following his Man in Motion tour to raise awareness about the potential of, and barriers facing, people with disabilities. Artist Shary Bartlett proudly followed his athletic Paralympic victories and world tour, and was honoured to interpret Hansen’s vision in this brain sculpture. As the daughter-in-law of someone who has Alzheimer’s disease, she marvels at how this complex organ harbours such intelligence, abilities and memories, and its profound impact on love and human experience.






Display Case

Case measures 24” X 24” X 63” and will come with keys to unlock the case and the original plaque that was present for the duration of the outdoor exhibit. Please note that some cases will have scuffs and scratches on them from being out for the duration of the exhibit.