Jane Cloutier has been creating paper sculptures for about twenty years using methods learned from books, bookbinding classes, and her own experimentation. She learned moku hanga, Japanese woodblock printmaking, from Mary BrodBeck at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, and in 2017, started linocut printmaking classes with Laura DeLind. She has worked as a botanical illustrator for the MSU Horticulture Department and for the nursery Arrowhead Alpines.
Jane’s work is created partly from a love of the natural world, especially plants and landscapes, and partly from a love of the physical materials – paper, wood, ink, the act of carving. She enjoys the interplay between the idea of a thing and the way of representing it. Her favorite images are those in which an object dissolves into spaces and textures, or lines and colors gradually transform into an image.
Jane Cloutier can be reached at email@example.com