Inspired by the Pink Floyd version, not so much the Tom Petty one. Actually, my son is the inspiration for this piece. He's at the age where he is starting to leave the nest but I sometimes feel like he's not ready. My "Floating Egg" series is about security versus exploring the world around us.

This piece was made with acrylic paint and eggshells on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished gold edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Jennifer Ross

Learning to Fly

acrylic and eggshells on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

20" h x 16" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



Jennifer Ross
St. Charles, Illinois

Getting to Know Jennifer

Jennifer Ross grew up surrounded by the art of her mother and grandfather. Her attempt to follow in their footsteps presented detours, however, and she ended up working in art galleries selling other's work. But her desire to paint continued to grow throughout the years. In 2008, a gift certificate to a local art store turned into an epiphany when she decided to try painting. Jennifer found inspiration in a collection of antique prints of birds' nests and eggs by the English artist, F.O. Morris, and began to create an avian series. These paintings serve as symbolic family portraits of what we all hold dear - our home and loved ones. Today, she is often commissioned to paint various colored eggs representing patrons' family members.