Sukanya Mani’s artwork is imagined abstractions using papercut tyvek informed by materials, location and the installation process. Creating a dialog between the understanding of the natural laws and a visual immersive form allows the artist to experience the cosmos in an immediate way. By mixing science and art, observation and imagination, she hopes to find a bridge between the two, mimicking the breathtaking complexity that exists at every level of scale in the cosmos and the quantum, and filtering it through the intuitiveness of the artistic imagination. 

Through cutting, transforming, and installation, she has re-imagined two dimensional entities of the Micro and Macro scale in three dimensional space. She learned to push the material's inherent properties and understand the importance of light and shadow within the work.


Location, lighting, and the viewer's perspective have a huge role to play in her approach to install her work.  The artist attaches small ceiling hooks and threads multiple nylon wires through them. She then places individually hand-cut pieces through the wire and knots them. Arranging, interrelating, transforming and lighting the individual pieces is done with the motive of creating an immersive environment for the viewer to enter and explore.

Photo credit- Pratima Murali and Alexis Rivierre

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