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Daily Inspiration: Meet Jordann Wine

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jordann Wine. 

Hi Jordann, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
I’ve been creating art since I was a child. My journey with art-making has had its ups and downs, with periods of not making any art and of only creating art. In 2014, I moved back to the DC area and got my first art studio. It was here that I began spending 10-14 hours a day creating work and honing my craft. Having a studio allowed me space to spread out and get messy. I was able to explore using glitter as a fine art medium. I continued to further explore painting, drawing, and mural work as well. A lot of trial and error has brought me to where I am today. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I am happy with how this journey has worked out, but it certainly has had its struggles. One of the greatest learnings that I’ve had on this journey is getting used to rejection. When I began making art again in 2012 or so, I was struggling with depression. I began doodling every day, creating interesting patterns and imagery. This doodling helped heal some of my depression (along with therapy and medicine). I realized that a huge part of who I am is making things, using my hands, and without that making, I was sad. Once I had a studio space, I really started exploring my art-making practice, it was hard to be vulnerable and share my work with the public. The rejections in those early years hit hard because I was sharing a piece of my heart. Over the years I’ve gotten comfortable with rejection, accepting that not everyone will like my work, and I am okay with that! 

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I make art and love doing so! I’m known for using shapes, loving triangles, and most especially making fine art with glitter! I’m proud of the growth that I’ve had as an artist. And the confidence that I have in my work. If my work can help someone feel a moment of calm, or a respite from the busy world, I feel like I’ve done my job.

To go a bit more in depth, my work is inspired by sacred geometry, I draw on classical forms and patterns in my work to reference mathematical concepts that reflect the wonders of the universe. My drawings, paintings, and murals utilize the golden ratio, fractals, and gradients that connect to notions of deep space in time, as well as deep space found in meditation.

We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
This is more of a young adult memory associated with art-making. Early in high school, I think I was 14, I was taking an art class, but wasn’t following the traditional painting route, and focused on sculpture. My mom had purchased an old wooden left-handed (I’m left-handed) school desk. My assignment was to change a piece of furniture. I had always found Swarovski crystals interesting, so I decided to paint this school desk a few bring colors and cover it in patterns of Swarovski crystals. When the desk was finished, it sat in our entryway, which had a lot of windows. I remember seeing the desk, in the sunlight and being in awe of the light reflecting on the ground through the crystals, there were shadows and reflections of color that reminded me of a stained-glass window, but also something unique and different. It was there that I recognized my love for the way light reflects and creates movement, which is one reason I love glitter and metallic paint. 

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Birch Thomas
Jordann Wine

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