Christopher Paul Jordan

Region: Pacific Coast


City / State: Tacoma, WA

My paintings do not depict dislocation or removal. Instead, they inhabit these processes more directly: They experience loss, intimacy, disintegration, communion, and departure for themselves. As a steward I take interest in the contours of all that they undergo. Where they are melded and torn apart, I seek the residue of their encounters. Where they are peeled and shorn, I palm the obverse texture of former homes. I sense parables in the arc of these experiences, which are duly concealed and retold in the liquid surface of their memory. I transcribe histories, omens, and secrets of my own within their seams and folds.