Sunday, December 14, 2014


Parallel - Jina Wallwork
I wonder if there is another like me. Do we exist in different lands, facing the same struggles and thinking the same thoughts? Perhaps we face the same journey unaware of each other's existence. I would feel no need to seek out my double. we can walk a path that is parallel without the need or desire for those lines to cross. In solitude I find myself, therefore I have no need to find myself within another person. Beautiful connections are made within our differences. I don't seek people who are just like me.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Exhibiting at the Q Gallery

Alone - Jina Wallwork
Jina Wallwork is exhibiting at the Q Gallery. Signed digital prints of Alone,The Desperate Man and The Next Move are included in the Correspondence exhibition. This is a group show that includes artists from 26 different countries.

21st November - 18th December , 2014
'Correspondence' at Q gallery
1001 Kingwood St # 222, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401, United States.

The Desperate Man - Jina Wallwork
The Next Move - Jina Wallwork

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Within the Shadows

Within the Shadows - Jina Wallwork

We make our future plans with a clouded perception. We gaze into the darkness and give our imagination the space to roam. I can look into the abyss and ask what will come from within those shadows. I can question what those future moments will involve, but I cannot know for certain. I make my plans knowing that the future may not accept them.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Small Room

A Small Room - Jina Wallwork
I can hear only my own voice. The chaos sits patiently at the door waiting for my return. These four walls create a moment of calm where I sit in seclusion. I can rest within my own energy and explore the tapestry of emotion that is unique to me. This room is small, however the space feels endless. I am free to be myself.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Balancing My Emotions

Balancing My Emotions - Jina Wallwork
I feel every emotion. I try to understand their nature, but the complexity overwhelms me. I must go within myself and draw my attention to every peak within the turbulent landscape of my feelings. There is an angry red and I look deeply into its presence while I shape its tiny gaze into a broader perspective. I cannot control my emotions however I am able to connect them to my existing knowledge and experience. Anger will not dominate my feelings, because I value the lessons that came with its presence. I am filled with a variety of sensations and through self reflection I find balance.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Exhibiting at the Slide Room Gallery

Medusa - Jina Wallwork
A signed print of Medusa by Jina Wallwork is included in a group exhibition at the Slide Room Gallery. The exhibition was organized by +Dale Roberts. and will feature artwork from around the world.

12th September - October 3rd 2014
'Mailmania 5' at Slide Room Gallery
located on the lower level of the Vancouver Island School of Art, 2549 Quadra St, Victoria, BC V8T 4A8, Canada.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Papergirl Calgary

Athlete Wrestling with a python - Jina Wallwork

Signed prints of Athlete Wrestling with a Python, The Seated Demon, Carrying the Light and Alone are included in Papergirl Calgary. The Papergirl concept originated in Berlin. Jina's artwork will be exhibited and then all of these signed digital prints will be distributed through U.S. style papergirls and paperboys.

27th – 29th August 2014
'Papergirl Calgary' at EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
205 - 8th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9, Canada. 

Alone - Jina Wallwork

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Taken from the 'Words Within Words Series'. It seems appropriate for the day 'Death and Rebirth' is released as an ebook.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Courage - Jina Wallwork
Courage can be loud and visible to all or it can exist in the most personal of moments. Courage is facing our fears no matter what they may be. When a fear is shared it becomes easier to recognize a courageous act. Most people fear burning buildings and will admire those who tackle the blaze. Not everyone will know the difficulty of your decisions or the hard conversations you have needed to initiate. We all face moments that push us to the limits of our own strength. There will be no medals and no parade to appreciate your struggle. Some courageous acts are invisible to others. Fear highlights every risk and with courage we make the decisions that are necessary. I will not see everyone’s personal struggle, but I will know that it is present. So many powerful acts of courage have been disguised as a small choice.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Shatter - Jina Wallwork
It isn't over until she delivers her song. This bird must stretch her voice beyond the cage to experience the joy of existing beyond its metal bars. Her music roams free and one day she will do the same. Her voice expresses the words that need to be spoken and the echo shatters the illusion of being trapped. She can leave at anytime knowing that her world has changed forever. She is free.

Saturday, July 5, 2014


Jina Wallwork in her new t-shirt
New clothing designed by Jina Wallwork. Its based upon a detail from the Sistine Chapel showing the hands of God and Adam. The original version is by Michelangelo. It is available on hoodies and t shirts. There is also a range of colors to choose from.

Jina Wallwork

Friday, July 4, 2014

Papergirl Vancouver

The Seated Demon - Jina Wallwork
Athlete Wrestling a Python - Jina Wallwork

8th July – 11th July 2014
'Papergirl Vancouver' at 
Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver BC V6Z 2W3, Canada 

Signed prints of Albert Dock, The Next Move , Athlete Wrestling with a Python, The Seated Demon, Carrying the Light and Holding Back the Tide, are included in Papergirl Vancouver. The Papergirl concept originated in Berlin. One of Jina's artworks will be exhibited and then all of these signed digital prints will be distributed through U.S. style papergirls and paperboys. For a full list of all the participating artists visit

The Next Move - Jina Wallwork
Holding Back the Tide - Jina Wallwork
Carrying the Light - Jina Wallwork

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Papergirl Belfast

An Elephant's Memory - Jina Wallwork

Signed prints of An Elephant's Memory and The Next Move, digital artworks by Jina Wallwork, are included in Papergirl Belfast. The Papergirl concept originated in Berlin. It consists of an exhibition and then the work is distributed through U.S. style papergirls and paperboys. Below is a video from Papergirl Belfast 2013 which also included artwork by Jina Wallwork. It shows the artwork being distributed by cyclists. 

27th June – 5th July 2014
'Papergirl Belfast' at PS2 18 Donegall St, Belfast, BT1 2GP, Northern Ireland.

The Next Move - Jina Wallwork

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Desperate Man

The Desperate Man (after Gustave Courbet) - Jina Wallwork
She talks of the problems they share and attempts to repair the cracks that are becoming wider. She wraps her words in kindness but can’t control how they are received. The wounded lion can’t maintain control over his emotions. Her words cut deep and are accompanied by a feeling that pollutes his self worth. He wants to express this feeling, however his words betray him. He wants to declare his pain and torment. Instead, he attempts to deliver the emotion to her. He believes that if she feels his pain she will attempt to alleviate his suffering, but he is incapable of a level of expression that would initiate an empathetic response, so he gathers his rage and speaks in the only manner he knows. His words intertwine with cruelty and are delivered with spite. He utilizes her perception of herself to inflict real damage. Where she believes she is ugly he declares it to be true. He enhances her negative gaze and then asks her to look at herself.

He wants her to feel his pain and devastation. She tries to appear strong as she crumbles from within. She is polluted by his emotions, although she does not understand him. She is overwhelmed by her own pain and can no longer recognize his. This lion’s roar expresses very little truth. It echoes within her feelings of self worth as she finally walks away.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Alone - Jina Wallwork
Loneliness is not the same as solitude. You can spend time in seclusion and enjoy it as a moment of peaceful reflection. Loneliness stands in contradiction to that solace, because it is a state of mind where you feel that you are not understood by the people who surround you. The belief cripples your expression and it makes it harder for others to comprehend your words. Loneliness is not removed by the presence of other people; loneliness is removed by feeling grateful for the connections that you have.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Exhibiting at Rochester Contemporary Art Center

2nd June - 6th June 2014 (in gallery preview no purchasing)
7th June -13th July 2014
'6x6x2014' at Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604, United States

The Sun is Shining by Jina Wallwork
The Sun is Shining by Jina Wallwork is included in the 6x6 exhibition at Rochester Contemporary Art Center. For more about this piece visit

Participating artists and celebrities include Frances and Albert Paley, Nancy Jurs and Wendell Castle, Rachel Barnhart, Grant Holcomb, Alec Soth, Pat Wilder, Carl Chiarenza, Joan Lyons, Don Rhoda, Sheldon Berlyn, Jennifer Leonard, Buzz Spector, Scott McCarney, Jack Garner, Anne Kress, Rover's Morning Glory, Jaime Derringer, Janet Lomax, Louise Slaughter.

For a full list of participating artists visit For more information on the 6x6 exhibition watch the video below.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Pride - Jina Wallwork
Sexuality is like a compass, because it guides us through a landscape of friendship towards a place of romantic love. I value friendship and I know that it can include a profound love, but it is distant from the sexual passionate love that unites soul mates. When I tell the world I am gay I reveal my compass. It is an act of hope and vulnerability. I am sharing my belief in love. Sometimes my faith will be shaken by heartache, but my colors will not fade. I am proud to accept the authority of my own heart.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Exhibiting at Karg Art

Holding Back the Tide - Jina Wallwork

26th-29th May 2014
'Water' at Karg Art
caferaga mah, kadife sok. no:16 kadıkoy, 34710 Istanbul, Turkey

Holding Back the Tide by Jina Wallwork is included in an exhibition at Karg Art. All of the artwork is inspired by the theme of water. The exhibition has been organized by Artists Without Boarders

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones - Jina Wallwork

Don't ignore your anger, because you cannot suppress it beneath your feet. As you stomp upon each thought it will compress the rage into solid form. Your temper will become stepping stones that form a pathway towards destinations that you would never choose with your rational mind. These emotions boil in your blood and demand your attention. Anger doesn't arrive to claim that all is fine within your personal world. This emotion demands your gaze and requests an audience. There are issues that must be dealt with; there are decisions that need to be made. This rage has arisen because your emotions need to be heard. Listen to your own heartbeat and express your feelings when the time is right.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Exhibiting in the Netherlands

Temporality - Jina Wallwork
Temporality by Jina Wallwork is being exhibited as part of a group exhibition. The exhibition is part of the celebrations surrounding International Blowing Bubbles Day. The exhibition will feature artwork inspired by the theme of temporality.

9th May and 11th May 2014
'Temporality' at Satijnvogel
Van 't Santstraat 1 6523 BA Nijmegen The Netherlands

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Vitruvian Man Clothing

Vitruvian Man Hoodie
New clothing designed by Jina Wallwork. The image is based on the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo Da Vinci. The original was inspired by the work of Vitruvius. It is available on hoodies and t shirts. There is also a range of colors to choose from.

Jina Wallwork wearing her hoodie

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I Can See

I Can See - Jina Wallwork

Is a friendship possible? We could share a thousand words of comfortable irrelevance while we pretend that no other words desire to be spoken. I could hold them back while my heart burns with passion and longing. I could force my conversation to adapt to the constraints of the situation. I could be her friend. I could fulfill that role knowing that I will never love another. I will not ask for anything beyond a platonic relationship. My thoughts will learn to accept that my fantasy will never become flesh. My heart will come to understand the limited array of choices. It must disguise its beat or become isolated from its one true direction.

I don’t need to conceal the shape of my heart. She has seen my love and she believes that a friendship will cause me pain. She cares too much to inflict such anguish. She has caged her love and placed it out of reach. She tries to hide it, but I can see clearly.

If she had accepted my offer of friendship I would know that she feels neither love nor compassion. Under those circumstances I could have easily accepted a platonic relationship. I would come to believe that my heart was deceived by fantasy and I would therefore seek the genuine article. She doesn’t speak of love, but her actions reveal her emotions. I can see her heart and she is incapable of hiding its content. I can see her love.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Holding Back The Tide

Holding Back The Tide - Jina Wallwork
What are your goals in life? You could set targets that are based on the amount of remuneration and admiration you desire to receive, but it will lead you towards disappointment. You will feel as though you are holding back the tide while the sea pushes you down. There will be resistance that your goal refuses to accommodate.

I have only one goal in life. I want to be the best version of me. It is a goal that accepts my circumstances, resources and abilities. I have no competition, because there is only one of me. I am driven towards self improvement and I am the only judge and critic. There is no way to measure success or failure, but it is a goal that encourages me to strive. I travel with the tide; I don’t fight against it.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Their Night

Their Night - Jina Wallwork
(Jina's Version of Starry Night by Van Gogh)
Think of the lovers as they hold each other close. They feel elated by the love that permeates their relationship. They are united by the emotions they share. Let them have their night. Let them believe that the world exists only for them.

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The image is based on Starry Night by Van Gogh
Starry Night - Van Gogh

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

An Elephant's Memory

An Elephant's Memory - Jina Wallwork

I remember counting down the seconds before every meeting. Her smile would cause my emotions to dance and I felt truly happy. It was the kind of happiness that I believed only existed within the echoes of fairy tales, but I came to discover the truth of its existence. The ecstasy was beyond anything I have ever experienced and within my thoughts it exists as a lost piece of perfection.

I declared my love and I watched as my words cut away the friendship that had brought me such joy. She responded by creating the distance that has now come to define me. I feel regret, because I can travel into my memories and see other actions I could have taken. I now understand the true value of my own silence. I used to have something beautiful, but now these memories haunt me.

Trapped within this moment I am incapable of changing the past. I know that I must create new memories, but I cannot reach the joy that I once felt. If the past was forgotten I could believe that such happiness is merely a fantasy. I would no longer compare each joy with the intense emotional pleasure that I have experienced.

The experience of true happiness has changed me, because I have witnessed great possibilities and the routine miracles that make life magical. I am unsure whether the experience has been a blessing or a curse, because now it is only a memory.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Next Move

The Next Move - Jina Wallwork
Aim for the heavens and you will touch the stars. Make your dreams grand and impossible. Dreams are not a glimpse of the future; they are your hearts compass. They reveal the direction you need to take. Your next step should stand in complete contrast to the fantasy of your dream. It must be realistic and constrained by practical limitations. It must contain thought, strategy and courage.

Focus on one step at a time, because the journey is long. Set a pace you can maintain and accept that difficulties will arise. There are no guarantees or promises, because these would not inspire the hard work that is necessary to achieve success. Step forward and stay strong.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Touring with the Sketchbook Project

Look Within - Jina Wallwork
Taken from the sketchbook Body

A mobile library of artist sketchbooks are traveling across the United States. Each contains original artwork from artists across the world. Jina Wallwork has three sketchbooks included in the tour, Ink Space, Body and Meditate with Ink. Once the tour is complete these books will become part of the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library. Below is a full list of the tour dates.

14th -16th March 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at Brooklyn Art Library
103A N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States. 

21st March 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at
Virginia Commonwealth University
Compass Plaza, 900 Park Avenue Richmond, VA, United States. 

26th March 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at Ashville Bookworks
428 1/2 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806, United States.

29th-30th March 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' The Goats Farm Arts Center
1200 Foster Street, Atlanta, GA, United States.

2nd April 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at Church Street Entertainment District
Historic Church Street Between Garland Ave. & Orange Ave, Orlando, FL, United States.

Golden Ticket - Jina Wallwork
Taken from the sketchbook Meditate with Ink

5th April 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at 
The Cresent City Saturday Market
New Orleans, 700 Magazine St., at Girod St. in front of farmers market, Nola, LA, United States.

10th April 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002, United States.

12th April 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at
  The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria
3809 West 35th Street Austin, TX 78703, United States.

4th May 2014 
'The Sketchbook Project' at
Amon Carter Museum of Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, United States.

6th May 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at Norman Arts Council
At the corner of W. Main Street and N. Webster Avenue, Norman, OK 73069, United States

20th May 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, United States

30th-31st May 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd, L.A., CA 90036, United States

1st June 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue, L.A., CA 90012, United States

6th -7th June 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at First Friday Art Murmur and Saturday Stroll
Classic Cars West 411 26th St, Oakland, CA 94612, United States

8th June 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street, S.F., CA 94103, United States

27th June 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at Portland Art Museum 
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, United States

28th June 2014 
'The Sketchbook Project' at Director Park
SW Park Ave, Between SW Taylor and SW Yamhill, Portland, OR, United States 

7th July 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at Emily Carr University of Art and Design
1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

10th-12th July 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at Seattle Public Library
1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA, United States

13th -15th August 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at Bud Werner Memorial Library
Steamboat Springs, 1289 Lincoln Ave S.S., CO 80487, United States

22nd August 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at Galerie F
2381 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

30th August 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at Madison Public Library
201 W. Mifflin St. Madison, WI 53703, United States

11th -13th September 2014 
'The Sketchbook Project' at Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Fergus Falls, 1414 College Way, F.F., MN 56537, United States 

18th-21st September 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at Distillery Historic District
55 Mill Street, Trinity Square, inside The Distillery District, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada

2nd October 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at MECA, Maine College of Art
522 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101, United States 

5th October 2014
'The Sketchbook Project' at Franklin Square
200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, United States

dates are subject to change. For the latest info visit

Sunday, March 9, 2014

DDP Yoga

You may have already come across this inspirational video about Arthur. The yoga teacher that helped him to change his life was Diamond Dallas Page. DDP is a former pro wrestler who developed his own brand of Yoga. I do DDP Yoga almost everyday. I workout to his videos and for the rest of the day I have more energy and focus. I do these workouts because they make me feel good. DDP is a brilliant and funny entertainer, but he is also an inspirational speaker. When I met DDP I saw many people thanking him for DDP Yoga. They would share their stories of weight loss and recovery from injury. 
Its Me, Its Me and DDP

On Saturday I had the opportunity to workout with DDP. After the workout I wanted to get a photo of me and DDP doing the 'Balancing Leg Lift'. Its a move I'm comfortable with, but it was a different environment and I knew there was a possibility that I could fall over in front of DDP and a room full of people. I thought to myself, if I fall I will look back and laugh. If I don't fall I will have a memento of a great day, but if I don't ask him for the photo I'll regret it. 

I know that in this blog post I have strayed away from my usual posts about my artwork, but I want to say thank you to DDP. I value DDP Yoga and I want to share it with others.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Exhibiting in Canada

Athlete Wrestling with a Python - Jina Wallwork

Signed prints by Jina Wallwork are included in an exhibition at Cambrian College. These are Self II, Albert Dock, The Seated Demon and Athlete with a Python.

5th march – 5th April 2014.
'Mail Art' at The Open Studio, Cambrian College
93 Cedar St., Unit 303, Sudbury, ON, P3E 1A7, Canada.

Self II - Jina Wallwork
Albert Dock - Jina Wallwork
The Seated Demon - Jina Wallwork