For more than 40 years, I’ve worked as a jewelry designer, where fashion, history and a keen eye for design have taken precedence. Nevertheless, the influence of the female form, of grace, and of personal perspective have informed my fine art and continued this dialogue between these two sides of my curiosity, that fit seamlessly together.
Working with wood enables me to dive into an organic artistic process in more than one way. Given structure or softness, I’ve found this material to best create perfection in symmetry. Symmetry to me is not only beauty, but peace. I want the viewers of my work to feel that. Many of my sculptures are also created with found objects, further translating my intentions of exploring how everything– material, nature, people– fit together seamlessly.
"What inspires you in your work?
My sculptures are always inspired by the details of my surroundings. Shapes are extremely important to me, as is material. My sculptures are primarily created with found objects, wood and brass. I’m inspired by positive and negative space. I am often captured by fleeting moments, peace, harmony, and most importantly, my personal background..."
"To understand Isaac Manevitz’s sculpture you have to understand his jewelry, and to understand his jewelry you have to understand where he came from. Manevitz was born in Egypt. His father was a jeweler for the royal court. Manevitz recalls living there, fascinated by arabesque structures and intricate woodwork. He apprenticed under his father, learning the craft, learning the engineering often needed to make art, beginning what would become a longstanding conversation between materials and shape..."