Ask what's possible - not what's wrong. Keep asking. Illustrated by Jennifer (J.E.) Crum

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Jennifer (J.E.) Crum J.E. Crum is a fantasy artist who enjoys creating intensely vivid works using the method of automatism, in which the artist doesn’t always know how an artwork is going to turn out. As if from the artist’s subconscious, J.E. enjoys working intuitively to create art, and tends to draw inspiration from mythologies as personal narratives evolve from the abstractions. Crum focuses on engaging in the aesthetic experience of making art as a relaxation technique, to infer meaning from the art after being ‘lost’ in the process. Crum’s latest works are paintings which were created during a two month stay in the summer of 2018 on the remote island of Taveuni, Fiji where J.E. could embrace the quality of solitude on a remote beach and embrace the tranquility of the ocean while making her new works. Crum also enjoys working full-time in a fast-paced career as an elementary art teacher where the artist currently teaches nearly 1,000 children a week in a 50-mile radius in public schools of a rural locale, from ages four to eleven. The artist holds a M.A. in Art Education and Research from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland; a B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and also studied Art at Mississippi University for Women, in Columbus, Mississippi, as well as studied at The Leo Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing in Aix-en-Provence, France. J.E. has shown her work in various solo and group exhibitions throughout central Pennsylvania, in: galleries, businesses and community art centers, as well as in cities including Los Angeles and Detroit. She has donated her art for charity events, such as to help the homeless. Crum also curates art shows for her many students throughout the school year to bring enriching art exhibition opportunities to children in the rural communities where she is an educator. You may reach J.E. Crum via email at crum2298@yahoo.com if you wish to discuss her artworks.
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Jennifer (J.E.) Crum J.E. Crum is a fantasy artist who enjoys creating intensely vivid works using the method of automatism, in which the artist doesn’t always know how an artwork is going to turn out. As if from the artist’s subconscious, J.E. enjoys working intuitively to create art, and tends to draw inspiration from mythologies as personal narratives evolve from the abstractions. Crum focuses on engaging in the aesthetic experience of making art as a relaxation technique, to infer meaning from the art after being ‘lost’ in the process. Crum’s latest works are paintings which were created during a two month stay in the summer of 2018 on the remote island of Taveuni, Fiji where J.E. could embrace the quality of solitude on a remote beach and embrace the tranquility of the ocean while making her new works. Crum also enjoys working full-time in a fast-paced career as an elementary art teacher where the artist currently teaches nearly 1,000 children a week in a 50-mile radius in public schools of a rural locale, from ages four to eleven. The artist holds a M.A. in Art Education and Research from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland; a B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and also studied Art at Mississippi University for Women, in Columbus, Mississippi, as well as studied at The Leo Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing in Aix-en-Provence, France. J.E. has shown her work in various solo and group exhibitions throughout central Pennsylvania, in: galleries, businesses and community art centers, as well as in cities including Los Angeles and Detroit. She has donated her art for charity events, such as to help the homeless. Crum also curates art shows for her many students throughout the school year to bring enriching art exhibition opportunities to children in the rural communities where she is an educator. You may reach J.E. Crum via email at crum2298@yahoo.com if you wish to discuss her artworks.

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.

Artist Statement

Artist Statement: J.E. Crum, contemporary fantastical artist The artwork featured for this call is: Act III of The Unruly Hair Portraits, a pen drawing that is 22 x 30 inches in size, made from 2015-16. In my series of drawings, The Unruly Hair Portraits, I created a narrative of sequential self-portraits which depict my ideas, memories and thoughts in dream-like collectives of my self throughout a period of time. Each line of hair is woven into a tapestry of images which intricately create a variety of colors, shapes and designs. The works evolved over a course of 2-3 months on each drawing using a variety of water-based markers, gel pens as well as permanent ink markers and pens, questioning the validity of using children?s materials as a medium to create Fine Art. This piece is my third piece of the series, which I entitled Act III of The Unruly Hair Portraits. In Act III, I am questioning thoughts rambling and going on in my mind, and hair evolves into a myriad of forms of recognizable imagery that I think of when I create my art. J.E. Crum Visual Artist & Art Educator crum2298@yahoo.com http://www.facebook.com/je.crum.714 - Jennifer (J.E.) Crum