"What's the world for you if you can't make it up the way you want."

-Jazz, Toni Morrison


The Art of J.E. Crum: Contemporary Fantastical Artist

The Art of J.E. Crum: Contemporary Fantastical Artist

J.E. Crum 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 central Pennsylvania. Crum shows her work in a variety of exhibitions in galleries, businesses, community centers, as well as in hospitals to brighten patients’ days. She has donated her art for charity events, such as to help the homeless. The artist 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. J.E. enjoys making others happy through the power of art. Facebook: J.E. Crum, E-mail: crum2298@yahoo.com


Artist Statement

"My art is a journey of self-discovery as I create personal narratives related to philosophies about fate, destiny and dreams. I am not concerned with realism as much as I am with creating abstractions, exaggerating color and combining other imagery to tell personal narratives. I like to develop playful juxtapositions of colors and shapes within the artworks using the method of automatism. I focus on engaging in the aesthetic experience as a relaxation technique, attempting to use my art making as a way to cultivate creativity and enjoy being ‘lost’ in the process."


Photography by Keaton Boyd

Photography by Keaton Boyd

Leave without me, I'm home

Leave without me, I'm home

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