Jan Elmore of Red Horse Studio in Keswick, Virginia, creates mixed-media sculptures and paintings. Many of the wood and metal pieces she uses are remnants gathered from local cabinetmakers, luthiers, and recycling enterprises.
The wall-mounted sculptures are compositions of painted canvases with a variety of materials – domestic hardwoods, exotic woods, copper, aluminum, fibers, stucco, leather, and acrylic paint – all of which are cut, sanded, hammered, oiled, and/or painted by hand, using appropriate tools. The artwork is inspired by her appreciation for elements of nature, global cultures, and universal motifs.
Studio number 16