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Conversations With Artists: Artist Jordyn Fishman Is Going To Paint Forever


Artist Jordyn Fishman unpacks her ArtPrize entry #65746 “Income Inequality, Imagine”

“Income Inequality, Imagine” is one of those pieces that you stand in front of and look at for a long time. I certainly did. It’s very large at 24 feet long, also there’s a lot of sh*t going on—it’s a scene—three scenes really. “Triptych” is the term she uses to describe the work.

A triptych is a work of art divided into three sections.

Here we are talking in Heartside Park—there is some background noise but as we’re in downtown Grand Rapids on a sunshiny afternoon, in front of the downtown marketplace (my favorite place in Grand Rapids) which is nestled between two busy overpasses, it couldn’t be avoided.

I hope you’ll think of it as I do: ambiance. It’s like you’re with us…


Do you see gentrification as the natural progression in the evolution of a city (like I do)?

Or do you see gentrification as undesirable in spite of the money and jobs it brings to a previously under-nourished area? If so, tell me: why the dim view?

Here’s a link to that Instagram post I was talking about—leave your comment here.

Why Instagram?

What better way for me to get to know you, right?



Visit the episode page to watch Jordyn’s “Income Inequality, Imagine” video, and see Jordyn’s ArtPrize entry “Income Inequality, Imagine” at


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