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

Floating In The Wind

“Floating In The Wind” reflects my love of repeating patterns and my need to both create order from chaos and make art that provides a peaceful and meditative experience, where I can lose myself in the creative process. This is one of a collective body of work called “In The Wind”, a series of visual artworks, along with an accompanying poem, that are based on a recurring dream I have where I rise from the ground and fly over land. The dragonflies depicted in this piece are an integral part of the Manitoba landscape and symbolize change through self-discovery and the opening of oneself to living freely and in the moment, embracing authentic self. The overall design is also a repeating pattern when printed in multiple panels alongside each other, or digitized, as I did with this one to create wallpaper. This relief print was created by hand printing my carved linocut design onto paper. Some are pre-coloured with acrylic inks, some are on rice paper. Relief printing is an ancient printing technique where the artist carves a design into a solid block of material, in this case linoleum. Once the design is complete, the block is inked with a roller. Paper is then placed over the block and hand rubbed or run through a manual press to transfer the inked design onto the paper.

This 9x12" artwork is matted to fit a 16x10" frame. Price is $130 matted, $175 matted and framed, plus taxes and shipping.