Jane Ingram Allen has specialized in decomposable indoor and outdoor mixed media installations using handmade paper, found natural materials and native seeds. Her multi-part structures invite participation from visitors, schoolchildren, wildlife and the weather and are designed for museums, parks and unconventional sites throughout the USA, Japan, Philippines and Taiwan.
Jane Ingram Allen often works with artists, her son Chris Allen.
Public projects have involved placing colorful bird sculptures representing a wide variety of species made from handmade paper pulp for temporary art installations along buildings in downtown Schenectady, NY and other locations.
projects such as “Disappearing Boundary” (1996) consisted of a fence made of fallen branches and handmade paper with wildflower seeds in it. The paper components were designed to dissolve in the rain over time, dropping seeds along a plowed line of earth beneath the fence structure. “The line of wildflowers that emerges will also gradually disappear as they merge with the existing vegetation. The wildflowers … will nourish birds, butterflies and bees, and the decomposing branches and handmade paper will act as mulch.”
Comfortable with the fact that “nothing could ever be considered a ‘permanent’ work of art”.
Jane Ingram Allen creates unique, artworks which “go with this flow” and consciously use “the natural processes and human and animal interaction as a positive contribution to the artwork … ………and to the environment.”
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I find Jane’s work interesting and insightful her own words
“always looking for something different – to find new solutions. I love color but my work is not about color as such. It is more about light, spatial relationships, movement and/or a specific idea or emotion. It includes a dialogue between the materials and the artist. The work moves in the direction the work itself dictates. Every picture is a new birth – a fresh experience and a spontaneous moment frozen in time.”