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Josiah Manzi

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Mediums: Stone

Location: Joslyn; Joslyn Art Museum Sculpture Garden 2200 Dodge St.

Owner: Joslyn Art Museum

Additional Information: A member of the Shona Tengenenge Sculpture Village, Manzi’s work evolves from his cultural and spiritual roots. Some of his sculptures lovingly represent a relationship with the world and its inhabitants and are naturalistic statements about the world around him. To Manzi the real world is not always a serious place. He delights in establishing surprising relationships between man and spirit, animal and man, and man and nature. He takes license with accepted notions of reality, and his sculptures are a play on orthodox ideas of form. Smooth and well-rounded, his carvings are stone made flesh: firm, toned, glowing, and smooth. Manzi does not include our view of the world in his art and does not always help us to understand his. This piece was a gift to the Joslyn museum by Richard and Frances Juro in 2007.


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