Metal in the hands of the right person can be an amazing thing. Metal can bend, stretch, take on a texture and more but, to make it do these things and produce a desirable result, takes talent — talent for handling the metal and a vision for the design.
Manya Pickard makes metal sing in a way that says raw talent perfected by countless hours of practice. Her pieces are created with tasteful design concepts and a mastery of metal.
I love Manya’s consistent aesthetic in her pieces. While she manages a lot of dimension and depth, there is something that gives her work a lovely hand-drawn quality. Her painterly style, for me, calls to mind things such as storybook illustrations and Japanese screen paintings.