Jane Downes is a full-time sculptor and designer working from her home workshop in Little River. Her current practice consists of small, medium and large sized indoor and outdoor works made in steel.
Her sculptures are constructed from parts plasma cut and formed from sheet steel and profiles, rather than working in the 'full round'. She calls this style '2 1/2D'. This enables her to utilise scrap sheet metal and other discarded materials.
Jane exhibits at galleries and major sculpture events throughout New Zealand and undertakes site and client specific sculpture commissions, as well as selling her smaller works online. Her husband Mario Downes, with his knowledge of materials, engineering and installation skills plays a large part in her work.