Jane Fox MRSS
Explorations into mystery are the presiding forces within the work.
Explorations into mystery are the presiding forces within the work over the decades - what lies beneath, inside invisible spaces; hidden activities and processes we can intuit or glimpse at. The use of colour is an odd juxtaposition: an over-exposure and perhaps a bringing-out into the light.
Since 1985 Jane Fox has been a scuba diver and witnessed coral bleaching, depletion of fish, corals, sponges and other sea life. She works with a marine conservation group as a diver helping to remove rubbish and ghost fishing from the sea including lobster pots, rope, netting, plastic, metal and even a car and the kitchen sink.
The sculpture Keeping On (1999) was inspired by diving over coral ledges and forms in the sea. Jane first experienced vast coral bleaching whilst diving in the Persian Gulf in 1988, failing to understand at the time that these large white skeletal corals were dead.