Photos of the Adirondack & Upstate New York
Most of the materials used while creating Silent Jane décor & the subject material for her art & photography originate from the Capitol Region, the Great Sacandaga Lake area, the Adirondack Forest & the Mohawk Valley of Upstate New York. Her goal with any work is to use the most environmentally safe practices while creating art or restoring décor & furnishings from found or vintage items. Drawing on her education & experience in drafting, the graphic arts & interior design, she enjoys restructuring & embellishing while honoring the original form, aesthetic & history, as it applies. The restoration of an item destined for the landfill has always been personally fulfilling for Janene. As a native of Upstate New York, she is inspired by the natural beauty but confounded by pollution & waste. Whether working with photography, painting or creating from found materials, Janene is inspired by nature. She also drawn to the complexity of historical objects. Rust, patina & even decay deepen colors & textures & hold shadows more firmly within her work..