Roselawn’s Garden In Jeeseh

An ongoing illustrative series of: oil & acrylic paintings, collages, and screensprints. Roselawn’s Garden In Jeeseh is about a characters journey in a seemingly post-apocalyptic world to restore Land. In this period, much of nature has lost it’s ability to move, shift, and grow. He is the only person left on this world and unbeknownst to him, there was a time where people like himself had not the luxury of exploring nature. Now that seems to be his only purpose.

Okra (We thank our ancestors from Ghana for teaching us the polyculture practice of growing cucumber, okra, onion, and pepper),12"x9",Oil paint on panel, Fall 2021
Onion (We thank our ancestors from Ghana for teaching us the polyculture practice of growing cucumber, okra, onion, and pepper), 9"x12", Oil paint on panel, Spring 2022
Cucumber (Onion (We thank our ancestors from Ghana for teaching us the polyculture practice of growing cucumber, okra, onion, and pepper), 12"x9", Oil paint on panel, Early winter 2022
Through The al-Nil, 12"x9", Collage, acrylic paint, & ink pen on watercolor paper Spring 2019
Overlooking The an-Nil, 12"x9", Collage & acrylic paint on watercolor paper, Spring 2019
Untitled (Attack of the strawberry inventory by surviving wire worms after the wheat losses it’s scent), 10"x10", Oil paint and collage on panel, Summer 2021
Untitled (Lord-of-P(e)t), 12"x12", Oil paint on panel, Summer 2021
Collage Untitled #11, 9"x12", Collage on watercolor paper, Summer 2020
Eye of Horus, 12"x9", Collage & acrylic paint on watercolor paper Late, Winter 2019
College Untitled #13, 12"x9", Collage on watercolor paper, Late Winter 2020
Eye of Horus, 18"x14", Screenprint on cold pressed paper, Late Winter 2019
Through The al-Nil, 14"x18", Screenprint on cold pressed paper, Winter 2019
Untitled (Sandstorm in the Garden), 18"x24", Oil paint and collage on canvas, Summer 2021
Collage Untitled #12, 12"x9", Collage and watercolor paint on watercolor paper, Summer 2020
An Omphaloi in the Boundary of Southern Egypt, 18"x14", Screenprint on cold pressed paper, Winter 2019

Written by Julia Dunn and Illustrated by Ryan Davis The Artist

“Here Human treats berry as commodity”

“Cuts it down before it has ripened, offers nothing in return–as it falls, it turns to Stone.”

“Bird knows Berry as a gift–plucks it with tender gratitude, the promise of seed dispersal–so as they move, they nourish one another.”

Now is time to ask:
Which weeds can I clear to make way for strawberry’s roots and runners? How can I be patient enough to cultivate reciprocity?

Collage Untitled #9, 9"x12", Collage on watercolor paper, Summer 2019
An Omphaloi at the Boundary of Southern Egypt, 9"x12", Collage & acrylic on watercolor paper, Spring 2019