Jane Lil­lico

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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

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