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Plain Jane design...anything but plain.
Hundreds and hundreds of tiny pieces create a much bigger and much greater whole; hundreds and hundreds of tiny pieces unite the arbitrary and the varied, the airy bits of ephemera, the permanent chunks of stone and gem, the shiny slices of mirror and glass, the natural and the human-made; hundreds and hundreds of tiny pieces are joined together into a larger expression of texture, space, line, and color: hundreds and hundreds of tiny pieces eventually evolve into one integrated piece of Jane’s contemporary mosaic fine art.
For over twenty years, Jane’s primary focus has been a dedication to reducing waste and consumption by recovering, reclaiming, redesigning, repurposing and reusing the used, but not used up, with her contemporary approach to the ancient art of mosaics. Salvaging and working with castoffs and discards, Jane’s art is often whimsical in appearance, but always thoughtful in its environmental message.
Jane says that at this point in her life, she is in her 6th or 7th incarnation, having been a 2nd grade teacher, a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer, a mother of two (now grown) sons, a preschool teacher, an interior designer, a children's theater teacher, a visual stylist and merchandiser, and finally, a full time working artist. Jane is originally from Brooklyn, New York and moved to Greeley, Colorado in the 70s for college. She then returned to NYC for a master’s degree in dance. Colorado called her back again in the 80s, and she currently lives in the foothills outside of Boulder with her husband and high school sweetheart, Steve. When not working on mosaics, Jane enjoys drawing and watercolors, hiking in my neighborhood, traveling in our beautiful state, practicing yoga, taking modern dance classes, attending live music and dance performances (pre-covid!), boogieing it up whenever possible and trying to live each and every day for the moment, with purpose and intention.
30" x 15"/ Sculpture / Reclaimed mirror mosaic on upcycled conga drum; the light seems to dance around the room when it hits those mirrors...the rhythm of light
#15 in Jane's Buried Treasure series. Mosaic on reclaimed shovel with upcycled stained glass, painted and tempered glass, beads, and stone.
Self Reflect, an upcycled mirror and ball chain mosaic on a reclaimed guitar is the 21st in Jane's series of mosaicked musical instruments.
Mosaic on stone from Love on the Rocks series with upcycled stained glass, pyrite, ball chain.
Reclaimed mosaic on stone, part of Jane's Love on the Rocks series with upcycled stained glass and mirror; ball chain
16.5 x 16.5" / reclaimed mosaicsreclaimed cabinet door mosaic with upcycled stained glass, beads, tile, pocket watch, pebbles; ball chain
41 x 15.5" / Reclaimed guitar mosaic with upcycled stained glass, tempered glass, mirror, beads, buttons; ball chain.
43.5 x 5.5" / Reclaimed shovel mosaic with upcycled stained glass, turquoise, beads, inlaid belt buckle; ball chain.
32 x 5 x 1.5" / reclaimed mosaicsreclaimed dulcimer mosaic with upcycled iridescent stained glass, beads, mirror, glass; ball chain
6 x 20 x 18" / Reclaimed steer skull with upcycled stained glass, beads, ammonite fossil. leather, and chain.
34 x 7" / Reclaimed shovel with upcycled tempered glass, mirror, and ball chain.