Jason is a collector of found materials, with a workshop stacked high with source material for his work.
He collects predominantly reclaimed steel and is drawn to the aged qualities and personal histories of materials. Inspiration for his work is also in part derived from a fascination with mechanical objects and their animalistic qualities.
Jason makes static sculptures of animals ranging in size from small tabletop pieces up to the larger than life size Ox sculpture, which was commissioned for Persimmon Homes in Portishead.
He also makes mechanical sculptures, which include a vehicular sound sculpture that was used in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Paralympics and the Blackpool art car parade in 2008. He has also made a series of drawing machines and solid fuelled kitchen appliances.
Jason has a keen engineering mind and has recently enjoyed working with Kevin McCloud designing and making a mechanical hammock for the second series of Kevin McCloud’s man made home for Channel 4.
Jason grew up in Herefordshire and studied art at Hereford College of Art and Design, Exeter College of Art and Design and Dublin College of Art and Design. He now lives and works in Bristol.
Jason Lane's work can be seen at various public locations in and around Bristol, including the RWA and Bristol Zoo, where a new interactive money collection device was installed on 10 September 2015: