THE FOOL AT THE PRECIPICE
March 2018 - June 2018
Pittsburgh International Airport
The Fool at the Precipice illustrates an earthly and imaginary landscape that incorporates geometric and figurative elements in order to form a symbolic language of shape and color. The Fool, the small figure represented within the drawing, is poised on the edge of the unknown in a world of seemingly endless possibilities.This work symbolizes every traveler's potential at the start of a journey, and the sense of freedom experienced when entering uncharted territories.
Mance's work explores the interplay of the conscious and subconscious, and the relationship between nature and human experience. Her use of freehand drawing techniques and spontaneous mark making are implemented in order to avoid the restrictions that may come with self-consciousness and premeditation. Her unrestrained approach allows for a deeper focus on the ways in which we pass time, our idiosyncrasies, and repetitive rituals.