This is the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. You may view some of Jay Rolfe's signature style, his innovative 3-D Shaped Stretched Canvas paintings, on his website at http://www.3dssc.com/. Artist Jay Rolfe uses his melancholic artistic temperament to passionately explore contemporary issues such as the nature of existence, disorientation, alienation, loneliness, unrequited love, complex relationships, conflict, unrest, war, greed, unfulfilled dreams, yearning, and boredom.
Last Friday, Leap Day, February 29, artist Jay Rolfe attended the opening reception for "n The Beginning, Exploring Origins In Contemporary Art," part of the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Humanities Forum (which also sponsored the Kiki Smith lecture I attended). The contemporary work of about 33 artists was displayed, all addressing in some way origins of something - life, the universe, personal history, etc. Most of the works were small by my standards. The links to origins of many of the works was hard to discern, but it was an interesting exhibit.