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Janet Rothholz

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A ?no walls? approach to art has been instrumental in the development of my artistic sensibility with my goal being to create works rich in depth and diversity. (I believe that one should not be limited by cultural boundaries or conventions.) I draw upon the art and craft of the people of Central and West Africa, as well as North and Central America, with an infusion of my own European heritage. Symbolic representations of cultural conventions, such as those involving fertility, life and death cycles, and rites of passage, have been my primary influences, with a particular interest in ceremonial and funerary objects and vessels.
I enjoy the sense of timelessness and ambiguity of my pieces. They are at once old and new ? just dug up or perhaps just made.

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