Barbara Mann*

Norfolk, VA | Provisional Member

My forms are simple and quiet so that I can use surfaces as a canvas for both stylized nods to nature and happy doodles. I love to make table lamps and to go through my paper collection to find just the right colorway and texture for each lampshade. Sometimes, I will find a paper I love and that paper will inform the piece. I am in awe of the beauty and singularity of plants and flowers and inspired by an array of images from botanical illustrations to garden photographs to Georgia O’Keefe macro paintings and the fantastical paintings of Henri Rousseau.