Janet Lewis

I currently teach in the Pittsburg State University Department of Art, of which I am an alum. Prior to teaching at PSU, I spent just over a decade working at the Pittsburg Public Library. Since 2009 I've had my own home-based studio business, Janet Lewis Designs, but if you don't recognize me, maybe you recognize my artwork from the Library.

 

In 2010, I created a series of fourteen sculptures entitled "The Legacy Series" made of metal salvaged from the Library's roof. As payment for my work, I received an additional quantity of the material that I used to develop a jewelry line.

 

Featuring the same "Legacy Copper" as the sculptures, it has been sold locally for the past five years. I've also made several commissioned pieces from the material including custom jewelry, Christmas ornaments, framed wall hangings, and small sculpture. I give 10% of profits from the sale of any Legacy Copper work back to the Library.

 

While I've enjoyed the opportunities that came out of the Legacy Series project and related work, I feel it represents only one facet of me as an artist. I am looking forward to utilizing ArtForms Gallery as a venue for exhibiting and selling some new designs as I explore the next direction for my work.

 

Email: janetlewisdesigns@gmail.com

 

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Janet Lewis

Janet Lewis

Photo of the Artist

Legacy 23.8

Legacy 23.8

Permanently installed at the Pittsburg Public Library

Christmas Ornament

Christmas Ornament

Private Commission

Legacy 23.6

Legacy 23.6

Permanently installed at the Pittsburg Public Library

Legacy Copper Cone Pendant

Legacy Copper Cone Pendant

Private Commission

Double-Ring Sterling Necklace

Double-Ring Sterling Necklace

Sterling Silver & Rubber

Legacy 23.4

Legacy 23.4

Permanently installed at the Pittsburg Public Library

"The Whirling Dervishes"

"The Whirling Dervishes"

Private Commission

Legacy 23.3

Legacy 23.3

Permanently installed at the Pittsburg Public Library

Sea Turtle Carapace

Sea Turtle Carapace

Private Commission

Isopenicillin n Synthase 2W07

Isopenicillin n Synthase 2W07

Copper sculpture commissioned by the Class of 2011, University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita KS

Carousel Cone 14.5

Carousel Cone 14.5

Derivative work from the Legacy Series

Gourd Seed Necklace

Gourd Seed Necklace

Gourd seeds stitched onto leather cord

Finned Cone 14.4

Finned Cone 14.4

Derivative work from the Legacy Series

Battle Cone 14.3

Battle Cone 14.3

Derivative work from the Legacy Series

Copper Pod Necklace

Copper Pod Necklace

Pressed copper on wood with leather cord

Cable Tie Necklace

Cable Tie Necklace

Plastic cable ties

Cable Tie Necklace (detail)

Cable Tie Necklace (detail)

Plastic cable ties

Sycamore Grill Vent

Sycamore Grill Vent

Private Commission

Pei Bowl

Pei Bowl

Hand-forged copper bowl with walnut base and insert

Fred's Mobius Strip

Fred's Mobius Strip

Private Commission

Ebony Bottle Stoppers

Ebony Bottle Stoppers

Lathe-turned ebony on manufactured stoppers

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