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

Scattered

Dreams of leaves signify a new found happiness and improvement in varying aspects of life. Leaves are symbolic of fertility, growth, openness and the passage of time. Seeing Maple leaves 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. "Scattered" is a varied-edition original hand-pulled print created by printing with a carved piece of lino onto dampened pre-coloured paper then manually printed with a press to achieve an embossed effect. Block printing is an ancient printing technique where the artist carves a design into a solid block of material (such as wood, lino or styrofoam) much like a stamp. Once the design is complete, the block is inked with a roller and the block is then applied to paper, fabric or other surfaces. The carved areas will not show in the final product, while the raised portions left behind will print.

"Scattered is a series of 4x6" varied edition hand-made prints. This artwork was created by block printing with relief inks applied to a linocut design pressed onto paper. In some cases the paper was pretreated with acrylic inks.

Price is $60 matted. Framing, shipping and taxes are extra.