Juliana Capes can be often seen working with the symbolic properties of everyday objects, things found, made or adapted, such as umbrellas found in bins after a windy day, post it notes, pennie and paper aeroplanes. The natural word brings obsessions with the colours and forms of natural phenoma and flora and fauna, such as migrations, sunsets, murmurations. A preoccupation with love and belief and concepts of fantasy, beauty and kitsch are also points of departure.
Juliana Capes is a sculptor, painter and installation artist. She typically makes site specific performative installation. She has made work for Glasgow International Festival, Royal Scottish Academy and many other galleries. She also works as a community artist and gallery educator. She is a published writer, hula hoops and sings.