All posts by JenArt

Mermaid III

This mermaid has seen better days!  I really love the fact that mermaids exist in different cultures and folklore. I see her as a strong, positive female icon and one to be celebrated in Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). Dimensions:  9.5" x 19.5" Process and Materials: The skeletons are original linocuts.…

Night Pollinators

The saguaro cactus is spectacular in the desert landscape.  It can grow up to 50 feet tall and is very important to maintaining a strong ecosystem in the Sonoran Desert.  Without the night pollinators, the lesser long-nosed bat and the white-lined sphinx moth, the saguaros would not survive.  They are really caretakers or protectors for…

A Skull for Every Season II

When I first moved to Tucson eleven years ago, I found the concept of Día de los Muertos to be strange.  The more I learned about the tradition, the more I realized that celebrating and remembering the lives of those we have lost is a healthy alternative to strictly mourning their deaths.   For quite…