Some people design and construct unique environments in which to live. Some write to generate unique worlds in which readers can dwell. Some compose song or dance where audiences can imagine worlds in which to reside. Janet Luken paints to create idealized earth-bound worlds reflecting hope humanity sees our inseparable link to all else.
Luken's worlds are inspired by local, city, county, state, and national parks we all share. Her paintings invite viewers to adventure and commune with all that is non-human, to recognize our fiduciary responsibility to Earth, and to pause in our dominance-entitlement thinking. Our protected parks represent to Janet the highest optimism of humanity's ability to value, share, and honor all things human and non-human.
All of Janet's paintings are done in acrylic and all the colors are custom created
using only the primaries, blue, red, and yellow.