Jane DeDecker

I was born in Marengo, Iowa on August 30, 1961.  I knew from an early age that I was going to be an artist.  My mother tells the story of how she would let me draw on my bedroom wall and just paint me a new blank canvas when required and of how I won the Deep River District Art Contest before I could write my name. After moving to Loveland Colorado I continued my art studies at Thompson Valley High School.

I studied weaving, textiles and figurative drawing at the University of Northern Colorado from 1979 until 1982.    After college I briefly studied weaving in France before returning to Loveland and the emerging sculpting scene and sculpture industry.    I found a summer job (that lasted 8 years) with a sculptor where I fell in love with the whole process of creating sculpture.

I became a Member of the National Sculpture Society in New York City in 1998 and a Fellow in 2007. I currently have the honor of having over 175 public sculptures placed in 33 states.

I feel deeply that I have been greatly influenced by working with cities and town’s across the nation and after thirty years of sculpting, I hope I have influenced and inspired others.    I am fortunate to work with my siblings and raise our family in this creative environment I call home.

E Pluribus Unum
This sculpture is of an eight man rowing scull
My Serengeti
This sculpture is of a young woman in a warrior yoga stance reflecting the strength that comes from within oneself.
Downside of Up
This sculpture illustrates the rollercoaster ride of life.

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