March 2024: Jill Torberson - Metal/Mixed Media Sculpture

Jill Torberson is an artist and musician from Portland, Oregon.  Jill works in steel, creating custom ironwork for homes and public spaces throughout the metro area. Jill also works in mixed media, and recycled materials.  Jill’s design approach to artwork and steelwork is to create pieces that are light by design. “Light” in these works refers to both the structure as well as the way in which lighting and shadow interact with the art. She allows the structural integrity of the steel do the work, which enables her to design and fabricate artwork that seemingly floats, or is light, or can be seemingly fragile. Steel is the perfect material to realize this vision of lightness and strength.