"Through sculpture, wall art and pottery my work focuses on the study of process and progression, exposing the accumulation of form and surface over time. My work is greatly influenced by the process of making within the discipline of ceramics.
Exploring the relationship between action and growth, these silent processes look to find a voice within their frame. Each line, cut, colour, mark, gesture, stroke, pinch, pull, leads to the next; each decision makes progress. Within each work there is a story told, each action is evident and important, honoured and displayed.
Growing up in Southern Alberta the influence of the Prairie landscape is strong within my work. The bold lines and colours of the prairie compositions allow objects to emerge from the shadows, posed and poised. There is a beauty found in the shapes and colours that compose the settings of our day. Within the soft and muted colours of the mundane, there is a silence. Through this silence, vivid colours and shapes emerge and a story unfolds."
Juliana is currently a full-time professional artist and an instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design.