Jordan Ross

Artist’s Statement


I am compelled to rescue those damaged, rusty and discarded objects wherever they may be found. The narrative of my art is driven by my intuition which combines disparate elements and transforms their mundane and rejected lives into surprising artistic identities.

I usually use substrates of wood and add rusty metal, film, paper, acrylics and other found objects as they present themselves. Any thing has potential and experimentation is the name of my game. Recognizing possibilities in all things allows me to nurture my penchant for both collecting and for creating.

Rather than coming up with a theme and searching for elements to help create it, I let the items themselves determine what they want to become, adding and subtracting as appropriate. As the artist, I nudge them to breathe new life and speak with a new voice.

My juried art is at Cartwheels Gallery, Cottonwood, Az., Made in Clarkdale, Clarkdale, Az., Jerome Artists Co-Op in Jerome, Az.

Past showings include Sedona Arts Center, Honolulu Country Club, Hart Gallery, Cottonwood, Artists Market, Sedona, and at a variety of venues in Colorado.