In Phil Hansen's speeches, he showcases the results of exploiting limitations. Hansen is best known for his time-lapse video called Influences, where he painted 30 pictures on his torso, one over the other. The video acquired a millions of viewership since its post.
As an artist, Hansen delves into multiple facets of self-perception and societal issues in his works. Most of Hansen's work showcase an abstract form to them, this is due to damaged nerves in his forearm. Most of his displays are featured in a large scale format. Hansen uses unconventional materials such as matches, live worms and hamburger grease.
Hansen has also devoted himself in teaching people on different approaches to creativity. His book 'Tattoo a Banana,' delves into the subject of discovering creativity.