Jane Downes is a sculptor based in the Banks Peninsula, Canterbury. Her practice consists of small to large scale indoor and outdoor works made in steel.
To create her work, Downes constructs using plasma cutting and forming from sheet steel. Much of her work finds its start point in nature, culture, the domestic and science. As the artist describes, my work "cross[es] the boundaries between human and organic forms, architectural and domestic scales, permanence and the ephemeral."
When creating site specific sculptures and installations, Downes explores forms that are structural yet delicate, combining geometric, abstract and natural forms. They are constructed rather than carved using industrial, domestic, recycled and found materials.
Jane Downes exhibits in select galleries throughout New Zealand. As a large scale sculptor she invites commission briefs.
Jane Downes creates steel sculptures that explore the boundaries between the man-made and the organic; permanence and the ephemeral.