Cement over expanded metal lathe 59 x 22 x 11 inches
Artist Statement: It is a matter of self correction in my exploration of what it means to me to be female–earth mother/tree of life. My women vary between very feminine, baroque, and a series of many tree/stick/branch women. Depicted here is Gaia, lush, fertile, strong! Her figures are about gesture and stance rather than individuals. Woman stands, strong, proudly female.
Jo-Ann Brody is a sculptor who works with the female form, in clay, cement, and papier mache. She regularly shows with Collaborative Concepts in the lower Hudson Valley at Saunders Farm and now at Tilly Foster Farm and Red Mills Park, Ceres Gallery NYC where she had a two person show in February called Solo/Duo. Here work has been in NBOSS now for the 3rd time. She has shown at the Hammond Museum, Hudson Valley MOCA, ArtsWestchester Gallery, and local shows with the Peekskill Arts Alliance.