How can art tell a personal story?
For more than six years, the artist Jay DeFeo explored personal symbolism in a large painting called The Rose (1958-1966). In this activity you will choose a symbol that represents who you are and paint it onto a fabric panel. The class's panels can then be combined into a large quilt.
Click on each artist button at right to view detailed screens about the artist and his or her works. Be sure to click on all images, view all videos, read all documents, and look closely at the works of art.