Veil

Joanna Manousis's avatar Joanna Manousis

My work captures and animates liminal moments, revealing a world in which objects, beings and places are interconnected and in flux. I re-appropriate objects that exist in the world as a device to lure and engage a universal audience. Through spatial configuration, context and material I use the information connected with them as objects to bring about an extended dialogue. I predominantly use glass in my sculpture to induce reflection, both physically and metaphorically, in the viewer. It is the transparency of glass, a solid state of atmosphere that simultaneously reveals yet barricades, that I find most compelling. Through the intrinsic material properties and associations of glass I use the medium to create installations that speak of human emotion, memory, and the passage of time. I make intuitively, however; the technical ramifications of my chosen mediums propel me to a systematic way of working. This results in a seamless rendering of surface that appears free from human touch.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: .25 inches
  • Medium: Water-jet cut mirror/fused Murrini Glass
  • Width: 24 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 36 inches