Jay Bolotin's work spans across media, including but not limited to printmaking, drawing, sculpture, animation, and song-writing. His ability to navigate these varied fields relies on his commitment to narrative structure. His interest lies in weaving Judeo-Christian creation stories and personal mythologies as a means to better understand the human condition.
In 2018, The Delmore Recording Society released No One Seems to Notice That It’s Raining, a selection of songs Bolotin wrote between 1970-1975, the first of three planned Delmore LP's. His songwriting has been admired and covered by many including Porter Wagoner, David Allen Coe, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson and Dan Fogelberg.
His most recent film, The Silence of Professor Tösla, a collaboration with the celebrated Mexican essayist Ilan Stavans, has won many awards including Best Animation at the Prague Independent Film Festival. He’s currently working on The Book of Only Enoch, a film featuring composited graphite drawings and extensive physical sets in partnership with guitarist Bill Frisell, and the voices of Will Oldham, Brad Dourif, and others.