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an established co-op of artists and artisans working together

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Jan Stewart 

    sculpture

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As a conceptual sculptor, I use form to invite the viewer to look inside my pieces. I believe what's going on inside my work (and inside people) is much more interesting and important than the outer form. My abstract works, as well as my more recent figurative pieces, invite viewers to look inside for symbols and often evoke emotions in the viewer, allowing them to confront those feelings.

My works cover a wide range of emotions, from fierce and wrenching to light and whimsical. The DUNIES (families of creatures who reside in the Dunes of Northwestern Indiana) which I created, speak to our inner child and invite it to come out and enjoy a rich fantasy life. At the other end of the spectrum, some of my work reflects the grief associated with profound losses in life.


It's not important that we (the artist and viewer) have the same experiences; what is important is that we relate to a similar emotion. If my work can touch the emotions and experiences of others, I am fulfilled as an artist.

Education

Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN - Master of Science

Indiana University Bloomington, Hammond, IN - Bachelor of Science

Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Dunes Art Foundation, Michiana Shores, IN

Jean Juhlin Studio, Valparaiso, IN

Gallery Representation

18 Artists Gallery,Online

Chesterton Art Gallery, Chesterton, IN

Southern Shore Arts Gallery, Michigan City, IN

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