Joanna Manousis, Indra’s Web, USA, 2015
Indra’s Web refers to a complex system of multifaceted jewels that was used to describe the interconnectedness of society and the universe in Hindu cosmology. Configured like a star cluster, the 50 clear crystal prisms that comprise Indra’s Web contain the negative spaces of prisms with alternating angles that have been gilded internally with silver. The prisms refract and reflect light internally from their mirrored surfaces, thus alluding to the reflective plain to induce self-awareness to our connectedness with each other.
Manousis has earned numerous international awards and nominations for her work, including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Nomination in 2017, The Margaret M. Mead Award through the Burchfield-Penney Arts Center in 2011, the Hans Godo Frabel Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Glass’ in 2010, and a Bombay Sapphire Award nomination for ‘Excellence in Glass’ in 2008. Manousis has created her work within major public museums and studio residency programs, including The Toledo Museum of Art, OH, The Museum of Art and Design, NY, The Corning Museum of Glass, NY, and Cité Internationale des Arts, France. Her work has been exhibited internationally at institutions and art fairs including The Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark, The British Glass Biennale, UK, Salon Art + Design, NY and FOG Art + Design, San Franscisco. Holding a Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Alfred University, New York, and a First Class Honors Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from The University of Wolverhampton, England, Manousis has worked, studied and taught in Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia.
Medium: Negative-Core Cast and Hand-Polished Crystal, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Mirror
Dimensions: 64” H x 53” W x 4 1/2” D, 162.56 H x 134.62 W x 11.43 D cm
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