Current Location:
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health -> 5th Floor (DCIH)
Location Notes:
DCIH; 5th Floor; Left of Room 530D

Pool of Treasures

Virginia Jenkins
GVSU Collection
Acrylic on Canvas
Artworks - Height: 2' Width: 3'
Colorful, cartoon0like image of an underwater scene with rocks, algae, seaweed and other creatures.
Historical Context:
Virginia Jenkins has been teaching in art and design departments for over three decades, including being a professor and department chair of GVSU’s Visual Art’s Department. Throughout Jenkins’ artist career, natural landscapes have been a focus of hers, allowing her to highlight organic forms and shapes that can only be experienced in nature. While her images are somewhat abstract, the shapes and colors within her paintings still are recognizable as nature. This painting came from a series inspired by Jenkins’ travels to the Northwest Coast of the U.S, and represents a tidal pool found at Shi Shi Beach in Olympic National Park, Washington at low tide. Regarding this painting Jenkins’ comments, “The assortment and variety of bits and pieces of the natural environment found in the pool were compelling. Depicting the varied natural objects existing within this pool and their physical relationship to each other, especially the transitional landscape areas, and the layering of the objects, were the intriguing challenges of the painting.”

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