Becky and Jane met as art students at Arizona State University in the 1970's. In 2011, they began collaborating by combining their own art forms as painter (Becky) and sculptor (Jane) to create , original, experimental work that questions the conventional expectations of traditional fine art and craft materials.
Jane's phenomenal, figurative ceramic sculpture skills are joined with Becky's prolific use of mixed-media materials to create both two and three-dimensional works of art that range from amusingly playful to beautifully bizarre.
When Jane and Becky get together to work, their creative choices expand as they explore narrative themes such as women's roles in society, ancestral memory, or the wild notion that women become more beautiful in later life.
Although Jane lives in Arizona and Becky lives in Washington, they collaborate via the internet and periodic residencies in each other's studios.
Assembling figures together in Becky's studio.
Two wonderful large display cases in the round allowed us to present our sculptural work to thousands of curious travelers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
Melange was our first show at Practical Art in Phoenix, Arizona.
A show at Practical Art that expressed the spectrum between angst and joy. You will find the "Community Choir" on this link.
Foremothers came about when Becky and Jane endeavored to make use of the myriad of materials their mothers had left behind. This body of work includes ceramic faces and figures combined with vintage textiles, embroidery, and assorted props.
Practical Art has a selection of pieces from our past exhibitions and we show ReConfigured work in annual Open Studio Tours and group exhibitions.