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


"Peacock", a 4.75" x 6.5" pen and ink zenwork, was inspired by my visit to India. The peacock is a symbol of integrity and beauty and represents Nobility, Holiness, Guidance, Protection and Watchfulness. Peacock is associated with benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion and good luck. As an emblem of love, compassionate watchfulness, good-will, nurturing, and kind-heartedness, legend tells us she chose to remain a mortal even though she could be immortal because she wished to stay behind and aid humankind with their spiritual evolution. Peacock is also a symbol of immortality as the ancients believed the peacock's flesh to be eternal. The peacock naturally replaces his feathers annually; as such, the peacock is also a symbol of renewal. My Zenworks express my love of pen and ink and a desire to poetically meld abstract with 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.

Price for this Original: $135 matted to 8x10", $155 matted and framed to 8x10", shipping and taxes 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). Artwork is matted to fit 8"x10" frame. Price: with backmat: $35, with 8x10" custom cut mat: $40, including 8x10" Frame: $60 - plus taxes and shipping.