For well over two decades Linda Joanou has been creating beautiful metal sculptures and functional art. With style and ease she can utilize variations of metal from copper to stainless steel. Even fun accents of glass, stone and wood are not out of the question for this multi-talented artist. Her extensive body of work can range from whimsical to elegant. And within this variation of styles, each creation has its own balance, flow and presence. Her one of a kind art work can easily harmonize with it's surroundings in a private home, garden or public space.
Linda Joanou began her career as an artist in San Diego, CA building a solid reputation for her sought after talents in the private sector. Her prominent public works in San Diego include The Kona Kai Marina Gates with matching Hand Railings, The Alice Birney Elementary School Gates, and six different sculptures for the Port of San Diego's "Urban Tree" exhibitions. Her success is due in part to a strong work ethic which embraces attention to detail, punctuality, organization and efficiency.
In 2012 Linda and her husband moved to their new home in Silver City, New Mexico. Her new community full of artists and creative thinking in the foothills of the Gila National Forest offers fresh inspiration. Since attending Western New Mexico University in Silver City, Linda has added bronze casting to her growing list of talents. Most recently she has combined bronze, car hoods and steel to create a 9' tall red chile pepper, currently on loan to the WNMU Library. Her work is also on exhibit at A Space Gallery in Silver City.
I believe anything is possible . . .
My inspiration begins with nature and a heavy dose of imagination. From there, I tend to focus on flowing lines, unusual textures and a definite presence. For me, artistic expression is about peace, grace, and awareness of what the eye might not see, but the heart will surely grasp.