Janet Sherman US, b. 1970

Janet Sherman was born in 1970.  Her Japanese mother, a trained master in calligraphy, ikebana, and embroidery filled her youth with a rich cultural heritage which greatly influences her work today.  Spending summers as a child in Japan with her grandfather, a high Buddhist Priest taught her reverence for the natural world and gave her great abilities in patience and precision.  Janet taught herself origami as a child and translates her enjoyment of folding

paper into the artwork she now creates.  She combines western color theory with eastern aesthetics to inspire rich pattern and color fields.