AMONGST THE ASPENS
"Drawn from my imagination and camera images, the subject matter is based on lived and direct observations while riding and hiking with my friend, and artist Maureen Enns. As I rode through the forest on horseback my perception seemed to alter. From my raised vantage point, I could see with greater clarity and hear with heightened acuity and respond more sensitively to the changing plays of light and shadow.? While the depiction of landscape in sculpture is relatively rare, it became an essential component in my work. I found expression in a series of low relief bronzes, progressively and collectively telling my story of the horses and wolves in the Ghost River wilderness area." Lois studied Jewelry Design at The Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) where she began creating one-of-a-kind rings, brooches and pendants in gold and silver incorporating precious and semi- precious stones. She found sculpture to be a natural progression from jewelry design as many of the skills she had acquired could be applied. In recent years she has traveled extensively and it is to the cultures of South America and Europe that she owes for much of the inspiration. Line, shape, and rhythm are elements she continues to explore through her bronze work.