JANE QUIMBY

JANE QUIMBY

 

The creation of an object of peaceful and simple beauty is my primary goal when setting out to make a piece of art work. My work is formal, about the forms, and their relationships to each other. I use a variety of materials, usually one or two at a time. The choice of material itself is not a large part of the “meaning” of the work yet the material matters in that I seek inherent beauty of color or texture--natural shades and surfaces, or the vibrant colors of glass.. In the past, I have spent years working with glass (blown, cast, or fused) because of its light-related beauty; and more recently, months working with plaster, wax, soap, wood; and, lastly in my sculptural work, with mother of pearl buckles . My work is often describe as architectural though I would prefer the use of the word “structural”. I do feel as though I am building objects, by repetitively adding incremental parts to create a form. Through this action, a sense of the passage of time is invoked. Simple geometry and mathematics are important to me as a means of visually ordering the world, and play a part in my choice of shapes, patterns and repetition in my art work. I create sculpture and prints on paper with apparent negative and positive spaces. I use squares and circles, often with the insides cut out. My work is about the relationship between the forms, and about the spaces between them, about the sense of inside and of outside. The work is simple yet often consists of many small pieces or spaces. I make overlaps and layers which are intended to be seen in relation to each other. Though the work contains much angularity, it is soft, gentle, elegant, perhaps meditative, hopefully quietly thought-provoking.


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