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


My story about this artwork: "The Lightseekers" is an optimistic piece, filled with the hope and promise that light in darkness offers us. Dragonfly symbolizes living life to the fullest through change brought about from self realization,the opening of ones eyes resulting in maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life. They are also a sign of happiness, speed and purity in motion. Maple brings us the assurance of abundance in life, love, health and prosperity as she is the tree of offering with her unwavering generosity, balance, promise and practicality.

"The Lightseekers", a mixed media varied edition linocut print, was created by first transferring layers of varying acrylic colour onto paper using a gelliplate. The outline of leaves and dragonflies was then applied by inking my own carved linocut design and imprinting this overtop the acrylic, with a final coat of acrylic medium and custom inking.

These varied edition prints (edition run of 50) are 8x10" in ink over acrylic on paper, matted to fit an 11x14" frame. Price is $115 plus handling, shipping and taxes.