About Janet Dean

Janet  Dean I am a fibre artist. Making Canadian heritage craft in contemporary ways intrigues me. My current focus is to use fibre crafts to tell modern stories. I like to use a hooked mat – which at first glance will look warm and welcoming – to talk about Canada’s darker history. I choose to tell human – and often dark – stories through animal imagery. I want to make art that makes people think, and animals seem to draw people in easily so that I can get my message across. Humanity and its idiosyncrasies continue to inspire me in myriad of way.

email: Janet Dean
Website: www.silverweed.ca

Artwork by Janet Dean

Ring Seals

Bear-y Patch

Arctic Hare


Exhibition Artwork by Janet Dean