The Artist Speaks
Jane likes to work
mainly in stone, carving straight into it without a preconception of the
finished piece; taking suggestions from plant or human forms. She allows
the innate quality that the stone contains help form the piece i.e. she
allows the stone to show what it wants to be depending on the colour, form
and energy that it has.
commission, a wedding present from groom to bride, worked with two forms,
interconnected yet separate. It took the leaf/pod shapes Jane had been
working with into further abstraction. The idea was to represent the
joining of two people, becoming a married couple and at the same time
maintaining their own identity. The piece was made from Greek marble and
had a very sensual surface and feeling.
marble, was working with three forms moving as one and also away from each
other. It also represents growth.
carving ‘Hope’, symbolizes and evokes the Sussex landscape in a
traditional English way and expresses hope for its conservation and
Processes and Techniques
carving Jane works mainly with hand tools to cut the stone. The work is
usually on a small scale and made in the studio. She works with a variety
of stones from marble to granite.
works on a lot of community projects, working with the public to create
site specific artworks.
projects include a labyrinth mosaic in the Tate community garden and a sun
mosaic on the Kinglake estate, Southwark.
runs the Heart Garden project at Art in the Park, Burgess Park, which is a
gardening and art project for people with heart conditions and other
health issues. And she works at Inspire at St. Peter’s Church, Walworth
running the reminiscence group project.