Artist Statement

The artist’s search for beauty and purpose manifests into sculptures that abstract femininity and vitality. She reshapes the body, demonstrating a curiosity about the sciences, the arts and the search for human perfection. De-constructing the subject yet retaining a variety of recognizable features catalyzes the work into wholly new life forms. Scopa pulls apart and reassembles the iconography and symbolism of the Saxophone and the Angel Trumpet Flower to create an object irresistible to closer inspection.



Artist Bio

Joni a sculptor, living and working in Athens, GA. She is a full-time artist returning to Georgia after 13 years teaching, traveling, and making art in multiple states and countries. Her sculptures are shown throughout the United States; including New York, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, the “Art Prize” in Grand Rapids, Michigan and abroad in Italy, Columbia, Peru, Poland, and Ghana, Africa. Joni works in many mediums, and most of her projects have been self-funded and personally fabricated apart from sponsored international projects in Poland and Peru.