Barbara Mann

Barbara Mann has 50 years of experience as a metal and jewelry artist and educator. She holds an MFA and BFA from the University of Georgia where she taught for many years in the Lamar Dodd School of Art and with the Continuing Education Program. She has taught in Italy, Costa Rica, and at many schools, arts centers, and museums. She has an extensive exhibition record and is in several museum collections, exhibition catalogs, contemporary jewelry and metalwork books, and art magazines. As a studio artist, she has created artwork for a wide range of clients such as universities, state governments, airlines, the Olympics, banks, civic organizations, and private collectors. For details, see BarbaraMannStudio.com

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Tintinnid Wall Piece

Date of Creation: January 15, 2023

List of Materials: Sterling silver, copper, bronze, brass, pearls

Dimensions: 1.5" x 12" x 5.5"

Photographer's Name: Dennis McDaniel

Conceptual Statement: With a grant from Georgia Sea Grant’s Artists, Writers and Scholars program in conjunction with NOAA, I have created several pieces of metal artwork focused on the marine carbon cycle. This piece is a visualization of a Tintinnid, a complex single-celled aquatic organism that is crucial to the ocean food web and ecosystem. They feed on bacteria and algae, phytoplankton, and are themselves food for larger organisms. Plankton (“drifters”) enable life on Earth as they photosynthesize as land plants do. They absorb carbon dioxide and produce about one-half of the oxygen we breathe on Earth. I have placed the metal Tintinnid wall piece in a marine environment to offer the viewer a clue as to what this curious object might be. Acknowledgment Statement: This project is supported by an institutional grant (NA18OAR4170084) to the Georgia Sea Grant College Program from the National Sea Grant Office under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U. S. Department of Commerce.

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Tintinnid Wall Piece

Date of Creation: 15/01/2023

List of Materials: Sterling silver, copper, bronze, brass, pearls

Dimensions: 1.5" x12" x5.5"

Photographer's Name: Dennis McDaniel

Conceptual Statement: With a grant from Georgia Sea Grant’s Artists, Writers and Scholars program in conjunction with NOAA, I have created several pieces of metal artwork focused on the marine carbon cycle. This wall piece is a visualization of a Tintinnid, a complex single-celled aquatic organism that is crucial to the ocean food web and ecosystem. They feed on bacteria and algae, phytoplankton, and are themselves food for larger organisms. Plankton (“drifters”) enable life on Earth as they photosynthesize as land plants do. They absorb carbon dioxide and produce about one-half of the oxygen we breathe on Earth. I have placed the metal Tintinnid wall piece in a marine environment to offer the viewer a clue to what this curious object might be. Acknowledgment Statement: This project is supported by an institutional grant (NA18OAR4170084) to the Georgia Sea Grant College Program from the National Sea Grant Office under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U. S. Department of Commerce.

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