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Jennifer Cornelius is an Alberta born artist who takes her inspiration from natures balance in the modern world. Jennifer grew up watching her grandfathers passion for nature carving as he competitively carved song birds. In her own work she observes how nature is in a state of change and explores how animals emerge into a new space or how they change and adapt to survive in the modern world. Jennifer has chosen stone as her medium as it is from the earth, beautifully colored, with natural formations. Often the stone tells her which animal is going to emerge out of its blockieness. Jennifer's work is mostly custom ordered for collectors across Canada. She is looking to branch out into public sculpture.

Her and her husband David Swojanovski own and run Rubble Road Soapstone. They teach children and adults the art of stone carving. Their kits can be found in art museums around the world as close as Elk Island, the Alberta Provincial Museum or as far as the Australia Museum in Sydney. To check out their kits visit


 “We often forget that WE ARE NATURE.  Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.” 


-Andy Goldsworthy

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