JAN ALAN MOORE
CONTEMPORARY and ABSTRACT
and BRONZE SCULPTURE
"from concept through casting"
employing only certified analysis
archival quality 100% Silicon Bronze
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NEWEST WORKS IN SCULPTED STONE
Carrara Marble, mounted on turning pin, five views, 32x19x24
“Winter Solstice Mobius”
Carrara Marble, 36”, 5 views (acquired)
Honeycomb Calcite, Powdercoat Steel Base
The Tenth Muse, Yule Marble, 68”Hx14”Wx10.5”D
No Muse But Thee, Yule Marble, 55”H
“A Black Tie Affair”, Yule Marble/Nevada Black Marble, 48x10x12
30x15x10, Orange Alabaster
Perla Nera, Black Marble
“Tower of Light”
Honeycomb Calcite, 76.5x20x20
“Minuet” “Daydream” “Magdalena”
43x12x8 35x12x10 35x12x8
Yule Marble Yule Marble Carrara Marble
Honeycomb Calcite, 15x8x20
“Four Winds”, Yule Marble/Turquoise Inlay, 62x18x14
“Sun Catcher”, Honeycomb Calcite Fountain, 58x23x12
“One More for the Road”
Honeycomb Calcite Fountain, Bronze Lizard, 49x24x24
Internal LED Lighting
Honeycomb Calcite Fountain, 42x24x24
This work is a metaphor for the awakening of passion, love, and life – as well as
its tragic consequences.
Eurydice (Greek Mythology) was an oak nymph, one of the daughters of Apollo.
She was the wife of Orpheus, who loved her dearly; on their wedding day,
he played joyful songs as his bride danced through the meadow.
After stepping on a venomous snake, and dying instantly, Orpheus played and sang
so mournfully that all the nymphs and gods wept and told him to travel to the Underworld
and retrieve her,
which he gladly did. After his music softened the hearts of Hades, he was allowed
to take her back
to the world of the living. The condition was that he must walk in front of her
and not look back
until both had reached the upper world. However, soon he began to doubt that she
and that Hades had deceived him. Just as they reached the portals of Hades and daylight,
he turned around to gaze on her face, and Eurydice vanished back into the Underworld.
When Orpheus was later killed, his soul ended up in the Underworld where he was reunited
“Sun Goddess” 37”H , Honeycomb Calcite
“Henry’s Lover”, 12x27, Orange Alabaster
Inspired by the Master Henry Moore
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New Works in Oil on Canvas
Jo’s New Series
From the Shadows to the Light
Employing heavy texture and turquoise, coral and jasper chip inlay
Repartee, 36x42 , Diptych Along the Rio Grande. 36x18 Desert
II , 30x12 V , 36x18 I , 30x12
Reaching for the Sublime, 36x18 Novices---Take
My Hand 36x24 Toward the Light, 36x24
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TORREON, NM 87061 USA
PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS INCLUDE:
Albuquerque Botanic Gardens
University of New Mexico
College of Santa Fe
State of New Mexico Printing Facility
University of New Mexico, Valencia Campus
Rio Grande Zoo
National Park Service
Edwards Air Force Base
Faith Lutheran Church, Albuquerque
about the design collaboration team, Jan and Jo Moore
We share a deep bond with Mother Nature and have been interpreting her
landscapes and culture through sculpture for more than 40 years. There exists
no separation between the creative process and daily life. For us, they are one.
Our connection to Nature and its inhabitants is evident in our large body of works
concentrating on Contemporary and Abstract sculptural forms
with organic lines predominating.
We strive to convey a sense of nurturing and compassion for the plight
of both the planet and its inhabitants.
It reflects our lifestyle---simple, uncluttered, optimistic.
It serves as an affirmation of the living. We have learned the essence of the
here and now and the effortless joys of daily life.
We seek to create introspective pieces, often meant to evoke serenity, reverence,
meditation--- sculpture that possesses soundness of line, elegance of form.
Often our pieces are primal, stoic, visceral.
We sculpt in Stone and cast in Bronze, both for the
unequalled timeless durability of the media, but also to explore and indulge in
their intrinsic beauty and the inherent tension of the elemental forces contained
within both media.
We are 50 plus year residents of New Mexico and own and operate our own studio
foundry in the Ponderosa Pine-studded forest of the mountains near
Albuquerque, where we have complete quality control over castings in Bronze
from start to finish…including complete control over the foundry’s timeline.
Because we own the foundry, there is no limit to the projects we undertake.
Our work appears in such public collections as the Albuquerque Botanic Gardens,
Rio Grande Zoo in Albuquerque, the National Park Service
(Salinas National Monument), University of New Mexico,
New Mexico State Printing Facility, Edwards Air Force Base,
and the College of Santa Fe. We have been published in numerous national
and international publications.