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Density of Life by Bobbie Jansen

  • Title: Density of Life
  • Artist: Bobbie Jansen
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Size: 17.5"h x 24"w
  • Added to collection: 2004
  • Donor: Purchases by Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus
  • Campus: Rock Creek
  • Location: B9/2 Library

An Oregon artist, Bobbie Jansen has specialized in still-life paintings for many years. She speaks of her process as finding a connection to the objects in her paintings, and looking for their significance to her. Ultimately, though, she wants her paintings to convey a deeper message to the viewer. As she notes, "A painting's success is not as much related to a particular reading of the objects, but more for its capacity to transcend them."