Persimmon Tree article

Have We Met? ||| Gestural steel sculptures inspired by Malian sculpture and a video with sound presents aspects of daily life in Karenguimbe, village in northern Mali. Presenting images that are small, personal and human, Janet's aim is to offer a realistic image of Africa that is nuanced and positive, countering persistent negative stereotypes.

Janet Goldner: Art and Life
A lovely article about Janet’s work in Persimmon Tree

Janet Goldner is a sculptor whose work crosses many cultures, focusing on the “beauty and genius of each as well as what we have in common.” She has been involved with African cultures since her undergraduate days at Antioch College, traveling first to Ghana and, years later, to Zimbabwe and South Africa. Goldner’s longest and deepest association has been with Mali where she has spent several months every year since the mid-1990s. She has mentored women artists and helped to create employment for rural women through textile projects. She is also involved in an ongoing collaboration with contemporary artists. Her annual visits to Mali fuel much of her work.

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