The interactive layer of working with a collector offers an artistic challenge to be the hands for the vision of a dedicated committee. DeDecker loves being the sculptural voice to commemorate an individual, celebrate a community, or memorialize an historical event. DeDecker partners with art counsels, elected committees, and families to ensure that a piece meets the vision as well as the budget and scheduled time-line. She works alongside structural engineers, landscape architects, and community members so that the work is installed and maintained with integrity.
Jane DeDecker has been sculpting the human figure for over thirty-five years. She seeks to capture moments that reveal truths about the human condition, that, when stripped down to their essence, are understood intrinsically. As a figurative sculptor, she communicates emotional experience through lyrical compositions that move the viewer. DeDecker’s sculptures stop life in mid-sentence – somewhere between inhaling and exhaling – and gives it form. She tells a story through the simple moments that imprint our lives and define us.