Risley, Joanne

Jo’s forms are derived from botany and microbiology. By creating forms from geometric metal sections, they become strange otherworldly objects, which echo munitions and spacecraft. Her current body of work is mainly fabricated from Corten steel using shapes drawn on a computer then laser cut and TIG welded. Some of her recent work allows the viewer to see through the forms, rendering microscopic viruses or seed pods as large outdoor sculptures.