Jill Shwaiko

Jill Shwaiko

Artwork

Jill Shwaiko
STATEMENT This group of sculptures comes from my study of ancient civilizations and their artwork. I was fortunate to go and visit a number of the Anasazi ruins in the Southwest. There, I studied the rock art of the area and found the big horn sheep petroglyphs to have a language of their own. I began developing these images into bronzes and oil pastels. During this process, I felt them speaking to me; sometimes in quite an endearing way. I tip their heads upward for pride and lower them for perseverance. The horns that go backwards represent swiftness, while the legs reflect a gracefulness. They have personalities much like we do, representing both our grandeur and frailty and humor. The delight and joy I work to express in these sculptures helps to remind us that we too can recognize and enjoy these traits found within ourselves, our mates, our family and friends. I believe we are all grand in our own ways. One of the best understandings that the historians have of why the native peoples spent hours pecking a drawing of a sheep into rock is that they were calling the soul of the sheep to them. There are rock drawings of human figures, animals and objects in the natural world such as suns, mountains etc. Rock drawings/petroglyphs are found all around the world; reflecting mankind's history and connection to both the physical and spiritual world. FORMAL STUDIES University of Wisconsin - BFA University of Iowa - MFA
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Artist
Dancer (7/35)
Jill Shwaiko

Dancer (7/35)

Bronze

12.50 x 9.50 x 7.50 in

Large Star Gazer Resting (11/35)
Jill Shwaiko

Large Star Gazer Resting (11/35)

Bronze

15 x 14 x 9 in

Listener Head Turned (10/25)
Jill Shwaiko

Listener Head Turned (10/25)

Bronze

27 x 22 x 10 in

On A Mission 6" (Edition 2)
Jill Shwaiko

On A Mission 6" (Edition 2)

Bronze

6 x 5 x 1.50 in

Pedestal 2.5" - Patined Steel (1/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Pedestal 2.5" - Patined Steel (1/50)

Steel

2.50 x 5.50 x 5.50 in

Proud Sheep - 9" (41/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Proud Sheep - 9" (41/50)

Bronze

9 x 5 in

Shared Wisdom 6" (4/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Shared Wisdom 6" (4/50)

Bronze

5 x 5.50 x 2.75 in

Stargazer V 9" (20/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Stargazer V 9" (20/50)

Bronze

9 x 5 x 6 in

Teamwork (12/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Teamwork (12/50)

bronze

12 x 5.50 x 3.50 in

Hornfel Rock Pedestal VI
Jill Shwaiko

Hornfel Rock Pedestal VI

Rock

4 x 21 x 12 in

Large Star Gazer Standing (11/35)
Jill Shwaiko

Large Star Gazer Standing (11/35)

Bronze

21.50 x 13.50 x 9 in

Mini Stargazers set of 5-Individually $350/ea. (5/99)
Jill Shwaiko

Mini Stargazers set of 5-Individually $350/ea. (5/99)

Bronze

4 x 4 in

Pedestal - 10" Patined Steel (1/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Pedestal - 10" Patined Steel (1/50)

Steel

10 x 5.50 x 5.50 in

Pedestal 3.5" - Patined Steel (1/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Pedestal 3.5" - Patined Steel (1/50)

Steel

3.50 x 5.50 x 5.50 in

Proud Sheep & Birds - 14" (15/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Proud Sheep & Birds - 14" (15/50)

Bronze

14 x 0 in

Stargazer 7" - III (20/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Stargazer 7" - III (20/50)

Bronze

7 x 7 x 4 in

Stargazers Series Individual 4" (Edition )
Jill Shwaiko

Stargazers Series Individual 4" (Edition )

Bronze

4 x 4 x 2 in

Watching Out For The Birds 27.75" (24/25)
Jill Shwaiko

Watching Out For The Birds 27.75" (24/25)

Bronze

27.75 x 17 x 14 in

Into The Wind - 18.25" (17/35)
Jill Shwaiko

Into The Wind - 18.25" (17/35)

Bronze

18.25 x 18 x 6 in

Laughing Sheep - Small Individual Assorted (Edition 1), 2019
Jill Shwaiko

Laughing Sheep - Small Individual Assorted (Edition 1), 2019

Bronze

4 x 4 x 2 in

On A Mission 16" (10/35)
Jill Shwaiko

On A Mission 16" (10/35)

Bronze

16 x 11 in

Pedestal - 8.5" - Patined Steel (1/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Pedestal - 8.5" - Patined Steel (1/50)

Steel

8.50 x 5.50 x 5.50 in

Pedestal 6.5" - Patined Steel (1/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Pedestal 6.5" - Patined Steel (1/50)

Bronze

6.50 x 5.50 x 5.50 in

Releasing the Birds 12.75 (25/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Releasing the Birds 12.75 (25/50)

Bronze

12.75 x 5 x 3.50 in

Stargazer 8.5" - II (20/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Stargazer 8.5" - II (20/50)

Bronze

8.50 x 5 x 4 in

Taken By The Wind 15" (4/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Taken By The Wind 15" (4/50)

bronze

15 x 9 x 14 in

White Roaming Herd - Set of 7 Can Be Sold Individually $245/ea. (3/99)
Jill Shwaiko

White Roaming Herd - Set of 7 Can Be Sold Individually $245/ea. (3/99)

Bronze

3 x 3 x 1.50 in

Into The Wind - 7" (4/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Into The Wind - 7" (4/50)

Bronze

7 x 7 x 7 in

Laughing Sheep Couple - 9" (29/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Laughing Sheep Couple - 9" (29/50)

Bronze

9 x 6 x 6 in

On A Mission 4" (Edition 1)
Jill Shwaiko

On A Mission 4" (Edition 1)

Bronze

4 x 3.50 x 1 in

Pedestal - Patined Steel 12" (1/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Pedestal - Patined Steel 12" (1/50)

Steel

12 x 5.50 x 5.50 in

Pedestel 4.5" - Patined Steel (1/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Pedestel 4.5" - Patined Steel (1/50)

Steel

5.50 x 5.50 x 5.50 in

Releasing the Birds 17.5" (16/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Releasing the Birds 17.5" (16/50)

Bronze

19 x 6 x 4 in

Stargazer IV 9" (20/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Stargazer IV 9" (20/50)

Bronze

9.50 x 8.50 x 5 in

Taken By The Wind 7" (12/50)
Jill Shwaiko

Taken By The Wind 7" (12/50)

Bronze

7 x 7 x 5 in

White Roaming Herd set of 7-Individually $245/ea (4/99)
Jill Shwaiko

White Roaming Herd set of 7-Individually $245/ea (4/99)

Bronze

3 x 3 in

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