2019 AUTUMN IN NEW YORK EXHIBITION
Artist Official Entries
Joanna PosaMelbourne Australia
I work primarily with metal, both cast and fabricated. The sheet metal pieces are made from corrugated steel, a material found in most Australian backyards. Each work is made up of hundreds of units. Every unit is considered; cut, hammered and hand riveted. This is a very slow process which is labour intensive and highly intuitive. My cast works are made from the lost wax method incorporating many found objects I have collected. I find that each material has a language of its own, only learnt through direct handling – whether it’s bone, coral, a found object, corrugated sheet steel; each element will dictate its’ capabilities. My work continues to explore through the repeated unit themes of evolution, ideas of masculinity and femininity, how scientific advancement affects our views of ourselves and our environment.