Barbara Mann
Norfolk, VA
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 the just the right colorway and texture for each lampshade. Sometimes, I will find a paper that I love and that paper will inform the piece. I am in awe of the beauty and diversity of flowers and inspired by an array of images from botanical illustrations to garden photographs to Georgia O’Keeffe macro paintings and Henri Rousseau fantasticals.

Beauty gives our souls a little refreshment so we can get on with the more mundane tasks of life.