Jane Manus: Florida Weekly
August 12, 2020
By Nancy Stetson
When Jane Manus can't sleep, she puts together shapes in various combinations in her head: straight lines, squares, rectangles. Never circles. Never anything with curves. The West Palm Beach sculptor is attracted to geometric shapes and angles and strong lines that may jut out straight or bend sharply. And her work reflects that.
“I don’t do circles,” she says. “I don’t have anything against them. It’s just not me.”
When she first began creating her abstract sculpture, she originally worked in steel.
“Over the years, I found my own signature,” she says. “When people look at the work, or have seen a number of my sculptures, they can tell a piece of mine from someone else’s.
“I was working with these different pieces of metal and I was able to do what I wanted to do with them, to express what how I wanted the works to look with these materials. The more I worked with them, there seemed to be more shapes I could create.”
Even after almost 45 years of being a professional artist, she hasn’t run out of different ways to juxtapose these elements.Read More >>