Contemporary architecture, prehistoric shapes, music, the landscape and the people that surround me endlessly inform my work and my life.

Jo-Anne Harder’s sculpture can be seen in public and corporate settings, private homes and gardens throughout Canada and the United States.

In her sculpture, Harder strives to establish an interaction between architectural and natural environs. By combining contemporary and ancient motifs, she creates minimalist abstract forms that evoke a mysterious connectedness present in all life. Using recycled steel as her primary material, Harder is interested in emphasizing the importance and inherent beauty of the metal itself as well as giving new life and meaning to materials deemed worthless.

More recently she has been creating wall sculptures, large and small, combining copper and other non ferrous metals. With photo etching, engraving and paint, these works explore the themes of memory, place and identity.