Markings Gallery in Bath is featuring the works of fiber artist Janice Jones and woodcarver Wayne Robbins for the month of February. Janice has been hand-weaving and designing textiles for clothing and the home since 1970. Now, in a studio overlooking hayfields and woodlands in the central Maine highlands, she designs, weaves, and finishes scarves, shawls, clothing and accessories for the home. Janice loves watching yarn transform into fabric before my eyes.
Wayne’s carvings are created from his love and appreciation of the sea and the innate beauty of wood. Robbins’ representational style depicts the natural grace of the creatures he loves. His career as a biology teacher compliments his work. The sea’s breathtaking beauty and its infinite varieties of flora and fauna are constant reminders that we must respect and help sustain the lifeblood of our planet.