Jane Waksman's abstract figurative stone and bronze works have been exhibited in galleries across London and Manchester in the UK. Her largest public commission is on view in the RU Hospital, Bath. Her work can be found in private collections across the UK, Middle East and United States.
Her formal training in London focussed on working in plaster which was followed by studies in Carrera where she began to incorporate traditional stone sculpting techniques into her work. Her inspirations include Hepworth, Chadwick and Frink in combination with Ancient Egyptian sculptures. She works from two studios, one in East London and one in Italy. Her large works are now by commission only.
There are two strands to my work, bronze and stone. In my bronze work I like to play with the lines of the body, its shape, and its surfaces. I endeavour to capture the mood and movement of the piece that I am sculpting.
In my stone sculptures I pay particular attention to the selection of beautiful and rare stones that I can form into human bodies and faces, taking guidance from nature’s pre-exiting lines and circles already buried within the rock. It’s a combination of the stone itself, and the sculptor, that dictate the final form of the sculpture.