A sculpture of a tree trunk with a leaf on it.Artist Statement

My stone sculptures are mystical in nature.
An AJC reviewer once said Jane creates dreams in stone
My art reflects the coexistence of the conscious and subconscious,
the symbolic and literal, and the ancient and modern.

I am a direct carver. I draw directly on the stone. With an idea in my mind, I start chiseling.Being a figurative sculptor I usually start an idea that revolves around the human form.

It is a discovery of the unconscious. My hands follow what my subconscious creative self dictates. My art evolves usually as I create it.

I am especially interested in combining various materials. I pay homage
to the Greco-Roman roots of stone in sculpture. From the Romans, I borrow the process of combining differnt stones in one figure .

Lately I have been creating female figures out of cypress wood and different stones for the torso and head. The cypress lends itself too flowing drapery. I stress the gesture of the form.Contrasting the angular with the curvilinear shapes is of interest to me.

My stone sculptures invite the viewer to interpret thus creating their own stories