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

My Africa

"My Africa" honors my paternal heritage, a meditative piece vibrant with african symbols and designs, illustrating my poem Afrikaner "Listen to the drums beat fast, rythmic, tribbling. Hear their voices, their song celebrating what I am not, yet my heart aches matambiko for Afrikaners. Black skin, grass skirts, masks of beasts, initiation, tradition, my heritage. Though my skin is fair, my blood still quickens at drum’s sound, my feet want to move contango, taking me back to Afrikan roots - my genesis where lifetimes ago I once belonged. " My Zenworks express my love of pen and ink and a desire to meld symbolism with abstract imagery created through spontaneous strokes and repetitive patterns. Zenworks emerge via a tranquil, meditative process that frees me to explore and experiment with line, shape and colour.

Pen and Ink on acid-free paper. 5"x7" oritinal artwork matted to fit an 8"x10" frame.

Price for this original Pen & Ink: $135 (with mat only), $155 (with mat and frame), plus taxes and shipping.

Also available: Limited Edition Reproduction Print (run of 75) of the original in either B&W or the full color edition. Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Matt Fine Art – smooth, 308 gsm, 100% Cotton, white by Manitoba Printmakers Association (on Epson 9900 Printer with Archival Inks). 5"x7" artwork is matted to fit 8"x10" frame. Price: with 8x10" Mat: $40, including 8x10" Frame: $60 - plus taxes and shipping.

My Africa in Black and White