Jay Burriss is an artist and songwriter
who's songs and music can be heard on the
Jaya Lounge page and the Folk/Americana page.
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Thank you for visiting jayabu.com
Now stay awhile and cruise the pages below!
Sure its pretty, and you can own some! Contact me if you're an interested gallery or publisher. It's called getting it out there!
New Ink on paper
Guache on paper
Pen and Pencil
Guache on paper
original guache on paper
Temple Mall penink 21x14
gilcee $200, original $900
Goldenshadow - mixed media $400
A detail from The Scribb
And this is a detail of "La Playa" on hand-made paper.
And this a clown
original Guache on paper
This is as close to an Artist Statement as you'll get from me.
This site is my own expression of what I do, a portfolio of possibilities. I've always had a hard time trying to define my work, my art, my self - I know I'm doing something with the formlessness of nature, giving it form yet retaining its formlessness. I remember in school I just couldn't come up with an explanation, but when I started messing with the words and language of expression, I became an English major and fell a few units short of an art degree. That didn't stop me from drawing - in fact, soon after I graduated I started screen-printing in the sign business, so I have always made my living doing art and graphics. Poetry doesn't pay but that will never stop me from writing songs. Never sold a novel or screenplay either, but I still love well told stories. In my art I hope people will read stories, see imagery that maybe wasn't intended, but that's okay. Art does not come from intellect or ego - I believe it comes through us as we allow it to, when we're not blocking the energy with our own static/ego/thought/doubt. When I start thinking about money and survival the flow stops. You have to allow it to flow before you can manipulate it, coax it into form. Allow the spirit to inhabit you, and trust it to guide your hand, your ear, your eye or what ever structure you have in place.
Limited editions on the giclee page.
Contact me. You know us artists, we need encouragement and acknowledgement, even if we seem to come off like self-centered jerks.