A Tribute to Graffiti Artist Jason Wulf (aka DG NWC)
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The graffiti community is still reeling from the tragic loss of Jason Wulf aka DG NWC (New Wave Crew) last month. The following tribute goes out to the world directly from his family. This very special group of people spoke to us on behalf of many who loved Jason.
His mother, Linda Wulf:
For 46 years I’ve been blessed with my wonderful daughter, Tina. For 42 years I was doubly blessed with my son, Jason. He was a wonderful caring and loving man to his family and so many friends. Even people he just met – he would try to be there and help anyone in need, he would take people under his wing. He was amazing. How he loved and his sense of humor that made you want to be around him all the time. You could never stay mad at him for long. All he would have to do is smile or say something funny and you would forget why you were upset with him. He was that charming. He loved me as much as any son can love his mom. Not only did he call me everyday, but several times a day. We had an open and honest relationship. We talked about everything and anything and his laugh was one in a million. It was contagious. He cared so deeply for his family and friends. Yes, he was a great artist, but that’s not why he got so much love and support from so many people. It’s because of the man he was . Yes, I have been blessed every day because Jason is my son. He was full of life and heart full of love. Only once in a lifetime you come across a person like Jason if you’re lucky. I’m not saying all of this because he is my son, but for the man he was. I will never fill the hole in my heart that was put there July 2, 2014 when my son passed away. Not only my life has changed, but so have the lives of everyone he touched. He will always be missed, but most of all he will always be loved.
His sister, Tina Wulf:
Jason Wulf was only 42 when he was taken from this world he was unique and exceptionally talented. From the age of 10 he began drawing. By the time he was 13, he became a graffiti artist known by his peers as a “king.” Jason was considered the best of his craft. His short life was filled with creativity, passion, love, happiness, and success. Besides being an amazing graffiti artist, he was respected and admired by many people. His kind and generous manner made him even more special. We were very close. Our love for each other was unyielding. We shared many beautiful times together and protected and trusted one another immensely. Besides our family he always made himself available to help all his friends and spend time with their children. A young man with a smile that would melt your heart, he lived life to the fullest. Unfortunately and sadly his life was cut short, but his time on this earth was magnificent. With a gleaming positive outlook he traveled throughout the US leaving beautiful pieces of artistry. He is also well known for receiving accolades across Europe and Africa. He has definitely left his mark on this world and will be honored and surely remembered by all the fortunate people who had the opportunity to cross his path. He followed his heart at all risks. He has left this world a tremendous gift. The spirit and passion of a truly amazing graffiti artist and a wonderful man.
His fiancé, Eileen a.k.a ELO:
Well what I can say about Jason aka DG, and the love of my life? Jason was a beautiful soul. He was gorgeous to me on the outside and the inside. He had a great sense of humor and was always laughing and dancing and lived everyday to the fullest. He was so full of life and energy and was such an amazing artist, friend and fiancé. He was always trying to make peace with everyone. He didn’t want anyone fighting with each other and he was the one people called when they had a problem because they knew right away that Jason would take care of it for them in any way he could. He never spoke badly of anyone and never told people’s business to anyone. He loved drawing things for his friends, but they knew they would have to wait awhile to get them! He would constantly go back and forth for hours ’til it was perfect! Yes, he was a perfectionist! I would have to literally take the canvas away from him and tell him it’s beautiful and it’s done, leave it alone! But he was perfect to me and he will always be with me and live in my heart and the heart of all his friends and family that loved him! I know that for sure. Not only did he do beautiful murals all over, but graffiti was in his blood and he loved it. I’m sure he is up there painting and he has a crowd surrounding him watching him like they did down here. I was honored to be with him and will treasure all of my memories of him for the past 9 years that I was lucky enough to be with him for. Every day was an adventure with him and I will love him for the rest of my life.