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Open Studio From Home: Jay DeFeo
Jay DeFeo began The Rose in 1958 with only an idea of something “that had a center to it.” She would apply thick paint, let it dry, then chisel away at it, and then apply more paint. She built up the painting layer by layer, burying earlier versions until it was 11 inches thick! DeFeo called the artwork “a marriage between painting and sculpture.” She worked on The Rose for eight years in her apartment in San Francisco until she was evicted and forced to stop. The final work is nearly eleven feet tall and weighs almost a ton! In order to move it out of her apartment, DeFeo had to saw away part of the window and lower The Rose to the ground with a forklift.

Together we will explore the fascinating story behind The Rose. Then, we will create our own collages with hidden secrets!

––Clear tape
––Glue stick
––Color options (Markers or pens, Colored pencils, Oil pastels or crayons)

May 22, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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