Jan & Joe 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 intheir 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.