rik-rat corn pile

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I still find fossils, guys! even though I've been a terrible blogger.

I found these lycopsid tree root fossils a few weeks ago. 5 dollar bill for scale coz I'm fancy like that.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

my friend, Jeremy, and I are working together on some designs.

My friend from work is very talented and he asked me to help him with a design (wasn't that nice of him? Because I'd love to learn more design)

Work is more fun when you get to learn about adobe illustrator. I sketched up some ideas (check out my instagram to see them...fluxbiota), did some rodeo research, worked as a team, and created some cool stuff.

Here's what we came up with. All trademarked under my company so don't fuck with them lol. Although this may be outsourced to another screen printer.

Today was a good day.

Friday, January 29, 2016


WOO HOO! I've got prints! Email me or let me know if you're into anything. Here is a small smattering of what's available. Go on my website to see what else is available www.janeryder.com (some of these images are slightly cropped). Message me on facebook or gmail to make a deal.

Images seen below are 20 bucks plus shipping...mini prints (no bigger than 12.5 as it's widest or tallest dimension), editions of 30.

The fox in the bottom right is 50 plus shipping and the image is slightly cropped.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Write up for a show I curated.

I recently curated a show at the Oskaloosa Art Center called "The Skin We're in." We had fine art inspired by the genre of tattoos, fine art made by tattoo artists, entries from the Oskaloosa Community, a historical room (done by In Vivo Tattoos), and a social media project called The Wall of Skin!

The opening was rad! We greeted over 100 attendees and had tons o' fun messing with henna tattoos, drinkin' beer, looking at art, and communicating. It was just so damn awesome to see such energy. I felt like the community responded to the show well.

It was pretty great, artists involved: Jessica Robles, Valerie Wallace, Rob Stephens, Jessica Robles, Rebecca Stanley Norris, Natalie Shugalio Dimitropoulis, Danny Reed, Alan Munger, Trevor Pinegar, Briana Bartlett, Travis Wilson, Jeremy Hunolt, Jeremy Bratz, and Jane Ryder.

Monday, January 25, 2016

artist statement for Her Ungulating Earth.

Being totally honest about who we are isn't easy. It's never been easy for me to write artist statements that convey the full breadth of why I create something.  I tried this time...here's my artist statement.

Her Undulating Earth: Recent work by Jane Ryder

The gouache paintings of Her Undulating Earth are meditative creations. Each piece is a deep reflection of who I am and how I express my breadth of emotions.  It’s hard for me to allow an audience to understand my work as anything other than creative interpretations of a Midwestern landscape. I’m over that now. I’m ready to come out and tell my audience that sometimes I’m very sad.  My life is made up of bursts of extreme happiness followed by periods of neutral grey. I’ve learned to not fear those grey moments because they make me who I am. The grey moments encourage me to seek beauty by creating beauty.

Her Undulating Earth is inspired by the complexities of the natural world and the complexities of the human brain and soul.  The paintings were born from a desire to connect with nature and to connect with the feelings I’d prefer to ignore.  It is homage to the symbiosis within our universe and a manifestation of my spirit.

This show is dedicated to Mary Ruth Ginn and Judith Covington