Without Jay DeFeo, I probably would not be studying art right now. Her ideas and extended experimentation with media mixture and application forced me to look at art in a completely different way in high school. It influenced me to put down my pencil and look at what other things I could use to make marks. It showed me that art is more than ink on a piece of paper, or paint on a canvas. Art is not simply a visualization. It is a full experience, in the planning, creation, display, and otherwise. Had it not been for this realization, I might have quit trying after high school. I might have focused on English or psychology instead. Had that happened, I would not have been involved with some of the people I have met since studying art, and I definitely would not have been surrounded with the same ideas and experiences that I have had. Without Jay DeFeo, I would not be the same person that I am today.


(Source: glassinlullabies)

48 notes

  1. soulsearchingthesource reblogged this from wiblog
  2. cheesetown reblogged this from bad-priestess and added:
    Lovely day with GSPietro in SF and got to see an amazing Jay DeFeo retrospective
  3. bad-priestess reblogged this from glassinlullabies and added:
  4. fuck-your-free-world reblogged this from wiblog
  5. vytorres reblogged this from wiblog
  6. tz-echo reblogged this from wiblog
  7. kechuu reblogged this from wiblog
  8. symphonyofsimplicity reblogged this from wiblog
  9. urllisi reblogged this from wiblog and added:
  10. more-cowbell-julian reblogged this from wiblog
  11. unfortunatemishappenings reblogged this from wiblog
  12. georgesmeth reblogged this from wiblog
  13. travbix reblogged this from wiblog
  14. wiblog reblogged this from glassinlullabies and added:
  15. xdharmacorex reblogged this from glassinlullabies
  16. joannaashleigh reblogged this from glassinlullabies
  17. glassinlullabies posted this