From kindergarten to high school, Horwitz pursued art in spite of scholastic art programs and majors constantly being defunded or canceled outright. Through crayons, markers, and watercolors he developed nascent artistic talents, drawing inspiration from a pet boa constrictor, dinosaurs, dragons, and outer space, all themes that would continue to weave a thread consistent through his work to this day.
As a young adult, Horwitz found himself unable to remain at the same college long enough to study art formally (attending Antioch University, and the college founded by Manley P. Hall, among others). Although his life had become a series of pilgrimages, his practice of art would cease entirely in the midst of these journeys. Traveling from West to East, he lived in India, spending time in ashrams, and making connections with Hare Krishnas, Yogis, and others who would become life-long influences and mentors. For Horwitz, however, East to West, his love of Jesus was always primary, and he continued to look into Him and His word.
The importance of these journeys became apparent in the way that as an adventure ended, art would invariably return. Indeed, his art is a re-telling of these very pilgrimages. He creates concrete images of an ephemeral world. Quantum vibrations of these foundational life experiences reverberate through the serpents, astral beings, and everyday figures depicted in the otherworldly radiance of his paintings. Tea bags filled with watercolor and bleeding ink give rise to the surreal motions of exploding psychedelic color to be found in his work. More obvious figures and piercing eyes take shape through the stark pointillism that is a hallmark of his paintings. The doom of Armageddon is ever present in Horwitz’s mind, and so too, is there something darker being communicated. Subtle warnings of disaster are at times juxtaposed with painted expressions of bliss, all while the grandeur of Vermont’s natural world permeates his art.
Jason Horwitz currently resides at the Quarry Hill Community, in Rochester, Vermont, a place with which he has had a life-long connection. With a direct spiritual knowledge of Jesus, Horwitz continues to make art and contemplate such varied topics as QAnon, a Flat Earth, the Mandela effect, Adrenochrome, and the approaching Rapture.