Monday, April 27, 2015

The Sketchbook Project

A mobile library of artist sketchbooks is traveling across the United States and Canada. Each contains original artwork from artists across the world including Abstract a sketchbook by Jina Wallwork.

8th -10th may 2015
The Sketchbook Project at
Brooklyn Art Library
 103A N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States.

5th - 7th June 2015.
The Sketchbook Project at
Ponce City Market
 675 Ponce de Leon ave, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30308, United States.

 13th  June 2015
The Sketchbook Project at
Perez Art Museum
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33130, United States.

19th -21st June 2015
The Sketchbook Project at
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704, United States.

26th - 28th June 2015
The Sketchbook Project at
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States.

8th July 2015
The Sketchbook Project at
Oakland Art Murmur
Oakland, United States

8th -9th August 2015
The Sketchbook Project at
The Yard at Mission Rock
 3rd St & Terry A Francois Blvd, San Francisco, California 94158, United States.

13th-15th August 2015
The Sketchbook Project at
Seattle Art Museum/Olympic Park
2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, United States.

22nd-23rd August 2015
The Sketchbook Project at
Chicago Loop Alliance
 Chicago, Illinois, United States.

28th-30th August 2015
The Sketchbook Project at
The Distillery Historic District
 55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Sleeping Giant

The Sleeping Giant - Jina Wallwork

The sleeping giant feasts upon his own dreams. All limitations fall away and he can stride across the oceans with the greatest of ease. He can fly above the clouds and touch every star before he falls to the earth. He awakes and wraps himself within the warmth of the dirt. He is married to the soil of his homeland. He is only a traveler within his dreams.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Scars - Jina Wallwork

Within my scars is a memory of the path that I have walked. I have been sculpted by every cut. Experience has shaped me into the person I am now. I was not passively allowing myself to become distorted and jaded by every trauma. Instead, I gave myself the space to learn from every blade. I was capable of seeing the gift within every sadness and that vision has served me well. I have found great strength through accepting the past. Hope has given me the courage to let go of aspects of the past that don't respect who I am now. Optimism gave me a belief in the future and told me that my life would be full. I realized the substance within my hopes when I moved beyond the past and attracted new energy into the present. Life is beautiful; my scars are beautiful.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Moving On

Moving On - Jina Wallwork

I can step forward without hesitation. Time will not offer a reprieve from its constant motion. I consider the past and I try to comprehend why things didn't work out. I can't repair the past relationship, although I still find myself considering the different paths I could have taken. If I have learned from the experience then I will not repeat the same mistakes. I can step into the future only if I understand my own past. If I charge full steam ahead without thought or understanding then I will not greet a new future. Superficially it will seem new and different, however this will only be an illusion. As the surface is peeled away I will find myself struggling with the same problems. If I can't understand my own role within all that has occurred then I will continue with the same behaviors and this will lead to the same outcomes. When you don't learn from your personal history, your past and your future become almost identical.