ˈjipsē/ a nomadic or free-spirited person.
-Modesto “Flako” Jimenez
As artists, we are Brooklyn’s first line of defense. Artists are the keepers of truth. Pablo Picasso famously said, “We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand.” Let us start painting the truth about our beloved borough instead of living in the oversimplified narratives that we have been given. We have to tell our own stories.