For over 25 years, I have been shaping sheet metal, using it as the backbone for my previous work. Changing my set up in the studio to gain more space, I put the metal in a different area. As I entered the studio the next day, the metal forms were bathed in sunlight surrounded by light and shadows. My enthusiasm mounted ad I studied what had been put down haphazardly. It grabbed my attention so I left it there to see where it would take me. Much to my wonder and excitement the metal reliefs reveal further insights into working with the reversal of infinity. Exploring another process has resulted in a return to a limited palette of black, silver and white. Using dimensional drawings and dimensional photographs, I reshape line, space, texture and color. New work has always been inspired by my previous body of work. Inspiration for these metal works have their roots in photographs taken in my studio in 1982. This working process propels me to a different level of clarity that I find very exciting.
Mann is a sculptor living and working in New York City. The metal reliefs are an exten-sion of her previous body of work in photo based reliefs.
She attended the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, Ct. Both solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad are part of her back-ground.
Her work has been written about by numerous art writers and critics from Arts Magazine, Newsday and The NewYork Times. She is represented in many public and private collections including the Westlicht Museum,. Vienna, Austria, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington,NY, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY, Hillwood Art Museum, Greenvale, NY, Polaroid Int’l Corp., Cambridge, Ma., Russ Togs Corporation, NY, etc.
Mann has been recognized by numerous grants and residencies. Having completed a residency at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in Brooklyn, N. Y., presently she is in the studio program at the Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts, in New York City.