Things are looking up at Jane Lillico Art. This Canadian artist has taken the ancient art form of papier-mâché to a higher level, both figuratively and literally. Her whimsical birds can be found soaring through otherwise unused ceiling space in stairwells, lobbies and even some people's living rooms. With the increasing popularity of vaulted ceilings, and more windows than walls featured in today's construction, Lillico has discovered a growing demand for suspended pieces in hospitality, commercial and residential environments. She's excited to be leading a movement to utilize this untapped resource for art display. Her interior design expertise and construction experience is a perfect match for both the conceptual design and engineering know-how to make art fly. Papiermâché is the ideal medium for wall-mounted or suspended pieces, with its light weight and airy characteristics. Proud to say she was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, this Prairie girl lived in 11 Canadian cities, and Los Angeles, California, before landing in what she believes is her pastlife home in Baja California Sur, Mexico. To
accommodate Baja's incredible indoor/outdoor lifestyle, and its growing popularity elsewhere, Lillico has added concrete and fibreglass to her preferred media. She recently unveiled her limited edition series of fibreglass pelicans, hardy enough for exterior installations. Lillico believes that art should make you smile and ignite your imagination. She is passionate about being kind to our planet, and takes great pride in the fact that her works mainly consist of recycled, reclaimed and repurposed materials. She also believes that size really does matter ... scale and impact are crucial to the success of any individual piece or multiple installation. She jokes about having a gallery named "Go Big or Go Home" because she prefers to work in life-size scale. However, she's learning to downsize for transportation purposes, recognizing freight logistics and exploding shipping costs. For larger installations, Lillico travels to the commission destination, sets up studio space and unleashes her creativity on-site. This win-win scenario allows her to bond with clients, swap travel for freight expense, and permits her to oversee the final installation – ensuring delighted customers. Lillico's whimsical pieces are treasured by a growing number of happy clients in Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico, who have added her unique work to their contemporary art collections.
Larry & Lana, papier mache & mixed media (feathers, leather, wire), 12"x14"x10"h (each baby pelican)
3 White Pelicans, fibreglass sculpture blanks - exterior series (can be painted), 57"x20"x22"each