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Mana Hewitt is an artist based in Columbia, South Carolina. She recently retired from the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design where she was the Senior Instructor of Jewelrymaking. Mana is a nationally recognized artist with over forty-five years of experience in the fields of painting ceramics and metalsmithing. Her award-winning work is in private collections, museums, and galleries throughout the U.S. Her work has been featured in numerous periodicals, newspapers, and books over the years and her solo exhibitions include the First Light Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, TRAX Gallery, SC, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, SC, St. Josephs University, Philadelphia, PA, Leu Art Gallery, Nashville, TN and the Burroughs-Chapin Museum of Art, Myrtle Beach, SC.
I work with my hands and perhaps I think with them as well. This has led to my interest in metal. I am intrigued by metal's transformation from rigidity to vibrant and fluid designs through hammering, etching, casting, and effort. My works explore word play through imagery associated with the human condition. My goal is to create works that are aesthetically pleasing and conceptually interesting. When all is said and done I find satisfaction when an idea turns into a successful work that I can share with others.