Jane & Mario Downes
I am a full time Sculptor/Designer working from my home workshop in Little River. My current practice consists of small, medium and large sized indoor and outdoor works made in steel. My Sculptures are constructed from parts plasma cut and formed from sheet steel and profiles, rather than working in the 'full round' - I call this style '2 1/2D'. This enables me to utilise scrap sheet metal and other discarded materials.
I exhibit at Galleries and major Sculpture events throughout New Zealand and undertake site and client specific Sculpture Commissions as well as selling my smaller works online. My husband Mario, with his knowledge of materials, engineering and installation skills plays a large part in my work.