British-American artist, Joanna Manousis, lives and works in the United States, creating sculptural objects and installations in glass and mixed media. Her work captures and animates liminal moments, revealing a world in which objects, beings and places are interconnected. Through spatial configuration, context and material, Joanna re-appropriates material objects to lure and engage a universal audience and to spark 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, cultural identity, and the passage of time." – Joanna Manousis