Downey, Jan

Downey, Jan

Jan’s love of art began at her childhood kitchen table, where her parents were amazingly tolerant and encouraging of her experimentation in creativity. After a fulfilling career in cultural anthropology, Jan turned to art full time, first pen and ink, scratch art, and then gourds. She can be found at all hours in her home studio and states, “Thank goodness there are many 3AMs to accommodate all my ideas!”  In her gourd art, Jan uses a variety of processes, including pyrography, carving, embedding prickly pear “lace,” beading, building figures with modeling compound, embellishing with natural materials, and layering gourd pieces to build a structure.

“My art is both deeply personal, yet global, drawing on my career as a cultural anthropologist.  People everywhere, and throughout all time, have sought to make themselves, their material culture, and their surroundings distinctive and beautiful. I am inspired by the breadth of cultural differences in art expression, and by the extraordinary natural world around me.”

You can see more of her art at:

www.ZolioArts.com

You can contact her at:

602-373-9511

You can contact her at:

602-373-9511

jdowney89@gmail.com    


  • We Honor the Ancient Ones

    Layered gourd cliff dwelling, 12"H x 11"D
    $375.00
     

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April 22, 2018 - Noon to 5PM - Earth Day at On The Edge Gallery

04-13-2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:00noon to 5:00pm - Earth Day at On The Edge Gallery
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oin us at the gallery and meet our earth friendly artists who work with recycled and renewable materials. Several of our very talented artists will be on hand with demonstrations and displays that show you their adventures as they create their artwork.