We are thrilled to announce the placement of Joanna Manousis’ Veil in the permanent collection of Huntsville Museum of Art! British artist, Joanna Manousis, lives and works in the United States, creating sculptural objects and installations in glass and mixed media.
Manousis comments, “Taking on the formation of a 16th Century Dutch bridal veil, Veil is fabricated with thousands of individual round glass disks (murrini) – whites, creams and ivories – in an assortment of sizes. Assembledover a 3-month period, like stitching embroidery into fabric, the glass pieces are fused in 4 panels in a kiln and then laminated onto waterjet-cut sheet mirror. The veil covers its viewer with intricate adornment, just as its textile counterpart did hundreds of years ago.”