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Maness utilizes cement pillows to make visually apparent a conflict in balance. The pillows seem to be about to topple, yet they are holding each other in this harmony, in a seemingly perfect row.

 

Inspired by Degas’ ballerinas, this work mimics the multitudes of reflections dancers face in front of the mirror of a ballet studio. The pillows are reproduced equally on both sides. Heavy cement is transformed into graceful movement, representing the juxtaposition of what can be seen and what can be felt: A conflicting harmony.