5th Annual Artist VIP List: Thea Lanzisero

The primary shape of this artist’s oeuvre is the circle, to which she gravitates for its cyclical symbolism, quality of openness and passage of air and light through it. The works also play on juxtaposition. Steel is a main material, but cut into circles to balance weight and openness. Bamboo is another, an embodiment of strength and subtlety. The masculine materials are contrary to the appearance of lightness brought by the cut patterns, and feminine symbolism of the circle, positive and negative spaces play harmoniously, and though grounded to earth, the sculptures seem extraterrestrial. Ultimately, the works are an intersection of processes that convey balance between man and nature.