The desire to create has been with me for as long as I can remember. It satisfies a kind of primal urge in me to get into the shop and build. The winding of the figures is a very intimate part of the process for me, it is where I try to translate the emotion or movement of the piece.
My inspiration has always come from personal experience. I have worked in several aspects of the health care field over the last thirty years and have experienced turbulence and tenderness. My work represents these moments in time.
Janis Woode is represented by Gallery 8.