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Artist Jo Mann
The Air Felt Suddenly Shared
Originally from England, I now live in Pasadena, California. I have a degree in Ceramics from the University of the West of England, and I am a member of the Pasadena Society of Artists. I have always had the will to create, whether it is through clay, paint or mixed media. For me, art is a way of clarifying how I see life. I am looking for what I love, anywhere, everywhere, and I try to capture it and lay it before you as a way of communicating my wavelength.
Using abstract as a form of expressing my perspective has allowed me to examine the themes that have long preoccupied me – landscape, balance, solitude – in a way that is unique, while still being accessible enough to be appreciated. My work reflects the longing for balance, and the search for substance and simplicity; all common themes for people living in today’s society. The un-peopled landscape evokes the desire for solitude and escape, and the need to return to nature.
I feel that abstract art has a much broader scope for connection in many ways, because it is not restricted by the literal. The ambiguity enables the viewer to make their own connection with the piece, and look into it for the things that belong to them.
“The Air Felt Suddenly Shared” is a densely worked canvas, alluding to the experience of a shared moment in time between strangers; a fleeting connection, alone together.