Free ground shipping on all U.S. orders!   Today only!   Offer ends tonight at midnight EST.



10 of 22


Fantasy Art Print featuring the painting Struggling Against The Flow by Jim Thiesen
Wall View 001
Wall View 002
Wall View 003


Top Mat

Bottom Mat



5.38" x 8.00"


7.38" x 10.00"





Share This Page






Struggling Against The Flow Art Print


Show Price Details



Struggling Against The Flow art print by Jim Thiesen.   Our prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.

Ships Within

2 - 3 business days

Similar Designs

In My Garden Art Print by Jim Thiesen
Expanding Awareness Art Print by Jim Thiesen
Clearing Skys Art Print by Jim Thiesen
Renewing The Adventure Art Print by Jim Thiesen
Big Fish Eate Little Fish Art Print by Jim Thiesen
A Hopeful Thought Art Print by Jim Thiesen
A Contradiction In Terms Art Print by Jim Thiesen
Setting Myself Free Art Print by Jim Thiesen
Classical Torso Not Art Print by Jim Thiesen
The Sword Of Alboin Art Print by Jim Thiesen
Dragons Blood Art Print by Jim Thiesen
The Wanting And Giving Of Wings Art Print by Jim Thiesen
Evolution Art Print by Jim Thiesen
Blosso And Grow Art Print by Jim Thiesen
The Crossing Art Print by Jim Thiesen
Dragon Hunting Art Print by Jim Thiesen
The Spilling Of Coin Art Print by Jim Thiesen
The Green Cloak Art Print by Jim Thiesen
Rock Upon Rock Art Print by Jim Thiesen

Additional Products

Art Print Tags

wall art art prints fantasy surreal landscape nature sky clouds strange creatures figure castle fire scary demons flying rocks

Painting Tags

paintings fantasy surreal landscape nature sky clouds strange creatures figure castle fire scary demons flying rocks

Comments (12)

Post a Comment

Hi Carl! Thank you. The shoe, the clothing, and the burning castle represent things he values, and fears loosing. He identifies with them. But they are just trappings of the ego.

Hi Rick! The message I was trying to convey in this painting was, to let go of the struggle and have faith. By faith I mean trust in the process of life. Everything happens for a reason. Every event is an opportunity to grow, to evolve spiritually. Focus your attention on interpretations of yourself and your life that feel good. Adopt a playful positive attitude. When you do you will begin to see those demons change into beautiful helping spirits. The Universe is on your side. It wants to see you happy.

The falling shoe is a nice touch.

Thank you so much Santi! I am glad you enjoyed the piece.

Great imagination creating different spirits. Wings differents, heads differents... And one spirite have a head-genitals. I love the stile of this monsters. Abosolutly fantastic!

Hi Dan! Funny you should mention, The Temptation of Saint Anthony. It was an engraving, with that theme, by Martin Schongauer, that was my original inspiration. Thanks for your comment. I really appreciate the feed back.

What I had in mind while doing this piece, was a movie called Jacobs Ladder. In the painting, as in the movie, the main character is struggling against the flow of well being. The demons around him are actually helpful spirits, guiding him towards his desires. But he doesn't see them that way. He thinks they are destroying his life. In the movie when he stops struggling, the demons disappear, and a little boy appears, and takes him by the hand, and leads him up a spiral staircase.

how true! we struggle against the flow of overly complex structures and systems and are often frustrated by an invisible force that undermines our attempts to affect positive change. what a cruel foray! fantastic work.

View Additional Comments

Hide Additional Comments

Post a Comment

About Prints

All prints ship in durable cardboard tubes.

Fine Art America is one of the largest, most-respected giclee printing companies in the world with over 40 years of experience producing museum-quality prints.   All of our prints are produced on state-of-the-art, professional-grade Epson printers.

We use acid-free papers and canvases with archival inks to guarantee that your prints last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.   Paper prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting.   Canvas prints include a 2.5" white border to allow for future stretching on stretcher bars.

Prints ship within 3 - 4 business days in durable cardboard tubes.

Art Print Reviews (6664)

Average Rating (5 Stars):

November 14th, 2018

The picture was all I expected

November 14th, 2018

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS in red, (expensive taste,huh!) is my son's favorite car. This was a gift for his tenth birthday. He placed it on his bookshelf next to his computer, where it can be seen from his bed and desk. Once received, I was somewhat skeptical of my chosen size. But, with a frame I painted red to match the car, it turned out great. The quality of the print is awesome! Thank you!

November 14th, 2018

I bought this poster for my 17 year old grandson's birthday. he is a real fan of the rat pack. he was absolutely thrilled. postage was quick to arrive here in Australia. very pleased with quality and service.

November 14th, 2018

Great picture and excellent quality.

November 14th, 2018

Wonderful scene.Has captured the essence of Autumn as he always does.Love Jeff’s artwork

November 13th, 2018

also a mistake...

Artist's Description

I started this Painting in 1997, but was not satisfied with it. So I continued to make changes to it, now and then over the years. In 2009 I finally decided I was done with it. The man is struggling against helpful spirits who are trying to bring him to his hearts desires. But he is holding on to old beliefs, and sees the spirits as demons who are trying to destroy his life.

About Jim Thiesen

Born and raised in Queens New York. After serving in the Army I used the G.I. bill to go to the Art Students League. In the early 80's I began doing package illustrations for toy companies. In 1987 I got an agent, and started doing book cover illustrations. Today I am living in Florida, and working on doing my fine art thing. Jim Thiesen Gallery 9, represents the direction I am taking in my fine art work.

Shop with Confidence

Our return policy is very simple:


If you're not happy with a purchase that you made on, for any reason, you can return it to us within 30 days of the order date.   As soon as it arrives, we'll issue a full refund for the entire purchase price.   Please note - Fine Art America does not reimburse the outgoing or return shipping charges unless the return is due to a defect in quality.


Fine Art America sells thousands of pieces of artwork each month - all with a 100% money-back guarantee.   We take great pride in the fact that hundreds of thousands of artists have chosen Fine Art America to fulfill their orders, and we look forward to helping you select your next piece!


All art prints ship from our production facility within 2 - 3 business days of your order.



Previous Page Next Page