Sculpture | Utah Artists - R

Jonna Ramey

A chance opportunity to train with Zimbabwean master sculptors in Utah has led me on this two-decade odyssey of stone sculpting. My college training at Stanford was in filmmaking and art. In the 1970s, I developed feminist performance art and environmental sculpture with performances and installations across California. For decades, I made my living there as a film writer and director. I’ve been carving stone since the beginning of this century. I sculpt stone because it takes time. I have to give the stone and the sculpture within it the time and focus required to be revealed. My work is often abstract, sometimes figurative but rarely literal. Making sculpture is a way for me to examine thoughts, emotions, cultural concerns, myths and taboos. My sculptures have been shown in galleries and exhibitions throughout the western United States and are in numerous private collections.



Artist Images


“Ramey Hands,” 2020. Alabaster and steel. 7”H x 18”W x 8”D.


“Leaf on the Water,” 2020. Honeycomb calcite on limestone. 12”H x 9”W x 6.5”D


“Dancer (Alexandria),” 2019. Honeycomb calcite, steel. 8”H x 17”W x 17”D.


“Push Back (Malala),” 2019. Honeycomb calcite on granite. 14”H x 10”W x 8”D.


“Tridactyl,” 2018. Honeycomb calcite. 11.5”H x 9.5”W x 9”D.


“Flame of Hope,” 2020. Serpentine on steel. 14.5”H x 5”W x 5”D.


“She Will Not Be Named,” 2020. Soapstone on wood. 10”H x 4”W x 4”D.


“Two Spirit,” 2020. Honeycomb calcite on marble. 11”H x 12.5”W x 8”D.


“Source of Power,” 2021. Springstone on purpleheart. 23”H x 9”W x 8”D.


Solstice 2020. Alabaster on purple heart. 13”H x 5.75”W x 5”D.

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