Jane Rosen’s love of wildlife and dedication to raptors permeates her highly acclaimed work – birds of prey in stone, glass and on paper. Rosen excels across several different mediums including sculpture, painting and drawing. Traces of all three can be found in each; upon close observation a sculpture has been painted or a drawing has had several layers of wax sculpted onto its surface. A wonderful set of circumstances brings her extraordinary prints to Sanibel.
For Rosen, understanding animal nature is a key to understanding human nature. Much of her work concerns capturing a moment when an animal is caught in the act of looking or doing. Rosen is fascinated with cultures like the Eskimos, Native Americans, and Egyptians. For these groups; art was a by-product of an investigation of being and mortality rather than an aesthetic pursuit. (from website Seager|Grey Gallery)
Rosen’s work has been reviewed in the New York Times, ArtForum, Art in America, and Art News. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and is in numerous public and private collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Aspen Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Luso American Foundation, the Mallin Collection, the Mitsubishi Corporation, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.