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Artist Janis WOODE was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia in 1962. She obtained college certification as a long term care aide and spent the next three decades at various jobs in the health care field. She also received formal artistic training in the handling of materials, first at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1985 and later at Capilano College. Her work with metal, which originated at Emily Carr, triggered a desire to learn to weld which opened the door to articulate her artistic vision. She has worked in metal ever since.

 

Janis credits her long work experience in health care as the source for many of her artistic inspirations. She says, “This work has given me special insight into the human experience. My hope is that my sculpture draws a common thread for the viewer, a thread that ties us together as people no matter how individual our experiences may be.”

 

Artist’s Statement

 

The desire to create art has been with me for as long as I can remember. It satisfies a kind of primal urge to construct. The winding of the figures, for me, is a very intimate experience. It is where I try to translate the emotion or movement of the piece. My inspiration has always come from personal experience. During my working years in health care, I have been witness to turbulence and tenderness. My sculptural work represents these moments. It is a sort of communication that I find hard to put into words. They are, for me, small windows into shared experiences.

 

Representation

 

WHITEROCK GALLERY

1247 Johnston Road
White Rock, BC V4B 3Y9
Tel (604) 538-4452
Toll free 1.877.974.4278
info@whiterockgallery.com
www.whiterockgallery.com

 

STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY

#251, 255 5th Avenue, SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3G6
Tel (403) 261-1602
stephenloweartgallery@shaw.ca
www.stephenloweartgallery.ca

 

INSTAGRAM

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PUBLICATIONS

Arabella Magazine (10th Anniversary Issue 2018)