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Jacob Stempky: In The Beginning

In The Beginning

Jacob Stempky (BFA 1998)

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living. Do whatever you do intensely. Good composition is like a suspension bridge - each line adds strength and takes none away. Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them. There are mighty few people who think what they think they think. A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods. -Robert Henri

Website: Jacob Stempky

This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.