Wednesday, June 18, 2008

"Cosmos 8"

Jay Rolfe completed a new painting this morning, "Cosmos 8." It is small for Rolfe's paintings, 18" x 24" x 1.5". Today's photo is of him painting the stars on it.

Artists could call the process of painting the stars on this painting "process" art. That is, the artist removes himself (!) from the decisions of where to place the stars and lets the Universal force decide where his hand goes. It is true that Jay Rolfe didn't have a preconceived notion of where to put the stars, but let the feeling come over him. Does that make his paintings more valuable since the Universal force helped paint his painting of the universe, "Cosmos 8"? Would you pay more knowing this?

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 Pop Art 3-D paintings, on his website at

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