Jacki Olson

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Above: Bird’s Eye View of the Mounds, encaustic and pigment on canvas,  3 panels 24 x 30″ each // Below: Blue Shadows #1, print of a monotype, 34 x 46″

At The Current, we are fortunate enough to have two works by Jacki Olson in our collection. Bird’s Eye View is an original encaustic work, and we have several prints of Blue Shadows, which is a monotype (created by using a pane of glass to translate the paint onto paper. Only one original exists, mono=one). Olson is local to the Quad Cities, and is currently living and working in Rock Island, IL. In her works, Olson tries to create unconsciously, using only the spirit of the natural world as her guide. To see more of Olson’s unique artwork, check out her website below!


Fun Fact: Encaustic means that the pigments were mixed with a type of wax.  In this case, Olson used beeswax to further the works connection with the natural world. Many famous artists throughout history have utilized encaustic. 


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