clockwise, from top left

Job Erickson
God Give Me Strength,  2020
Digital drawing

Job Erickson 
Witch and Blue Dragon, n.d.
Digital drawing

Job Erickson 
Who’s Laughing Now? 2020
Digital drawing

Job Erickson
Perfect, 2020
Digital drawing













on quarantine

I see it, and I dreamt it and I hear it coming out and it’s the drawing and can’t help it and I want to draw.

Creation
Time
Focus
Detailed and Finished
Rest and calming









“Never give up,” is Job Erickson’s message.

After suffering a traumatic brain injury in 2006, which left him with limited mobility in his dominant hand, Job set his mind to re-learning to draw using the assistance of a computer. Job taught himself to use Microsoft Corel, a vector-based illustration program, originally created in the late 1980’s. Nearly 15 years later, Job is still “click, click, click-ing” away on a dinosaur ancestor of a computer (floppy-disc compatible). He has created a tremendous body of work, utilizing the assistive tools of CorelDraw to blend, distort, and extrude layers of colorful graphic information that make up a universe that is uniquely Job. Iconic for his nostalgic 1990’s color gradients and patterns, Job’s expressive character wear amazing spectral outfits and glimmering bulbous shoes; embedded in a perspectival space that is often broken across a diagonal. Common narrative themes include a trouble-making, costume wearing mouse named Bob, biblical stories steeped in spiritual devotion, and powerful disability-positive messages. It may be true to say that Job is the most advanced living artist still using CorelDraw as their primary artistic tool.








































































Mark