River West Artworks
Original Art, Artisan Works and Photographs by Jan Jenkins and Brian Erickson

Diatom Dance

"Diatom Dance" is a 5"x6.75" pen and ink Zenwork inspired by the beauty of microcosmic diatoms and the artform of delicately arranging them into pleasing designs and patterns. Accompanying this artwork is my poem "Diatom"

"A hundred thousand varieties,
micro-jewels too small
for our limited reality
unless we spy
through man-made glass...
and then we stare,
in disbelief and awe,
what else is out there
living alongside us
in the earth, water, air
which we walk, drink and breathe
that our senses fail
to smell, taste, touch, hear, or see?"

Price for this original matted to 8x10" is $135. Framing, taxes and shipping are extra.

Also available: Limited Edition Reproduction Print (run of 75) of the Pen and Ink original. Printed on Epson archival 100% rag paper with Epson Archival Inks. The 5" x 7" reproduction is matted to fit an 8"x10" frame. Price with backmat: $35. Matting, framing, taxes and shipping are extra.