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.