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Rose Jaffe

Rose Jaffe

“You are strong. Your body is healthy. Maintain balance. I love you.”

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We love you, Rose Jaffe!

From murals to wood cuts, sculpture, prints, and lustrous illustrations, Rose Jaffe is a formidable artistic force. This talented human is a ball of peace, curiosity, excitement for her future, and a hint of stress. Jaffe’s prolific body of work stems from her love affair with exploring medium and being inspired by what she sees.

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Jaffe’s earliest art memory is a burst of warming light:

“When I was six, I was drawing in the corner of my mom’s home office. She was working on the design for our elementary school’s annual T-shirt. I drew a bunch of spiral suns, and she liked them so much, she used them on the design. The entire school was wearing my art! Safe to say . . . I LOVED IT.”

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Jaffe was born and raised in Washington, DC. She still lives there, constantly thinking about and making new artwork. Her days are filled with meetings, or being “out in the field,” working on new gigs and painting walls. When she’s not on site, she’s working on personal projects in her studio.

We applaud her hustling skills!

One of her most recent accomplishments was painting two small murals at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Jaffe makes sure to balance her nights with both social and personal time. She realizes that the art hermit life is real. Ideally, she likes to to stay up late and listen to podcasts while painting, letting time melt away and being present for her creativity. On the flip side, she’ll force herself to go to art shows and network with other artists.

Jaffe tells us about her relationship to paint:

It’s like a best friend. Sometimes I get tired of everything about paint, but I am most comfortable with that medium, and have studied it the most. I always come back to it. I love the versatility, the colors, and the feel of the brush on a surface.”

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Within her artistic practice, Jaffe likes to play with different media. She’s currently into lino block carving. She’s often drawn to materials she can manipulate with her hands, like squishing and molding clay, or carving into a block.

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What is your idea of happiness?

“Balance and peace in the mind and spirit.”

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Do you believe in ghosts?

“Absolutely believe in spirits, and energies, and multiple lives . . . so, kind of???”

What’s your favorite virtue?

“Compassion.”

What’s your main fault?

“Over-committing myself or failing at the ability to say no.”

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If not yourself, who would you be?

“A bird! An albatross, preferably.”

Fly on the wings of inspiration over to Instagram and follow our dear Rose Jaffe:

@rose_inks

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