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Joseph Mendla

Joseph Mendla

Joseph Mendla is a Wisconsin artist currently working in an open-ended series of steel scuptures based on the Asian practice of painting perfect circles on rice paper with brushes loaded with black ink.  His compositions of circles constructed of arcs made of steel rods are designed to attract the gaze and to still the mind of the viewer.  At the same time they have a physical presence and just enough complexitiy to be visually interesting.  These centering scuptures are part of a series he calls "Zen Brushworks".