The way Jane DeDecker sculpts the figure, is naturalistic, emphasizing the gesture and movement to help tell the story about the subject matter. One critic writes: “... you can tell she infuses her work with a sense of family and humanity that only a woman and a mother could have - no matter how hard an enlightened man may try.”
Jane’s technique reminds the viewer of the strength and energy of the human form. The external layers of her texture allow her to capture the sensitivity of the moment. Another critic comments: “Jane has a sensitivity in creating emotions within her figures that can be felt. I do not want to be sexist but I have not found a male sculptor that captures the essence of emotion like Jane does.”
Having studied and worked with painters, sculptors, and architects, Jane continues to weave her connections with the past into her present work.