One of Janet's favourite pieces is an early creation called The Helix. She had found many off-cuts in the bin at school and asked the instructor some questions. She had no master plan to begin with, but she had a concept, and it came together - three gothic spirals that has a place for a light or candle that casts an amazing shadow.
UNDER THE SEA
Fashioned from auger flighting and is sitting on a base of local tyndall stone.
Tyndall stone is a dolomitic limestone that is quarried near Garson, Manitoba, Canada. It was first used in 1832 for building Lower Fort Garry, and has since become popular for building purposes throughout Canada and the United States. One of this cream coloured rock's unique attributes is that is bears the fossils of ancient marine creatures - an artist's delight!
ANCIENT WISDOM SERIES
Janet is fascinated by cave paintings. The three sisters honours the ethereal simplicity of the ancestors petroglyphs and their ancient knowledge. When a candle is lit beside this piece, the flame casts dancing shadows onto the tyndall stone.
ANCIENT WISDOM SERIES
Janet is an avid fan of archaeology, particularly interested in the pre-Columbian works of the Inca, Mayan and Aztec cultures. These sculptures are made from the concave iron discs from a disc harrow, a farm implement that is used to cultivate the soil.
This copper piece has air borne seeds of the dandelion moving on the breeze.
In Cubist artwork, objects are analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form.
This contemporary modular design can have either a glass or steel texture top
RIDING THE WIND
Janet fashioned this piece from auger flighting, inspired by watching the pelicans soaring over her house and property. The pelicans are abundant at the Lockport Dam.
HUDSON & RUSTY
The bear is named Hudson, after our local zoo resident. He stands at 7 inches tall by 12 inches wide.
Manitoba has become a centre of excellence and a world leader with the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre in Winnipeg.
One of these fine bear sculptures now lives in Italy.
The Moose, an emblem of Manitoba's great natural resources in hydro power and the boreal forests we are so proud of.
One of these fine moose sculptures now lives in Ireland.
The moose stands at 12 inches tall and 8 inches wide.