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Kaleidescope. Paper construction by Norwich based artist Joni Smith
Kaleidescope. Paper construction by Norwich based artist Joni Smith
Kaleidescope. Paper construction by Norwich based artist Joni Smith

Joni Smith

Kaleidescope, 2018

£1,200.00

Description
Mapping study

Dimensions

Framed 55 x 2.5 x 64.5cm

Materials
Acrylic ink / liquid pen

About Joni Smith
Joni builds fictitious worlds using everyday objects. She works mostly with maps, reordering them into new worlds. Before assembling the work Joni devises a set of rules to follow & from then on becomes machine-like in her adherence to them. Decisions are made, but not ones that compromise the rule set.
 
"The idea becomes a machine that makes the art",  Sol LeWitt

The work is labour-intensive, giving the impression of a kind of natural development, where rocks & land are slowly formed, or reformed.  As each piece takes shape it is clear to see one world breaking down as the other emerges.  Joni sees her practice as a series of quasi-scientific investigations, contrasting installation and paper based work.