Jordan was born in Austin, Texas and graduated from Hendrix College in December of 2014 with a BA in Health Science and a Spanish Literature minor. After living and spending a couple jaunts abroad, she is studying for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at TWU in Dallas.
Some of her interests include:
- Americanos. And conversations had over them
- Wine. Wine is good, too
- Two-stepping, swing dancing, and bachata
- Not doing yoga
- Playing with words and the English language
Jordan is currently chipping away at a life-long goal of writing a book. Her book is based off of the blog she kept while living and traveling solo while abroad... and tells of the people she experienced and adventures had.
Snippets can be found at www.travlingcurls.blogspot.com
Over the summer of 2012, Jordan apprenticed under experienced ceramicist Maria Spearman, helping to execute her “Forget Me Knot” installation and learning much about clay and art form.
In November of 2013, she entered and placed first in Hendrix’s Art Showcase with her first installation-style piece, “The Red Sea”.
Jordan was awarded College Artist Award in April 2015 by the Conway Alliance for the Arts (CAFTA) for her artistic involvement in the Conway community as well as her Artsfest installation, "Ebb&Flow".
During the summer of 2016, Jordan completed a residency in Murau, Austria as a visiting artist, teaching her wire-sculpting techniques as well as apprenticing with a handful of artists in the local artists' guild, working with trades ranging from marble sculpting to clothing design to tea foraging.
Beginning 2018, Jordan will have her art on display February 10th-March 4th at Atelier's gallery and in Epoch Coffee (Far West location) for the month of March.
My scheduled time for creating art is sacred and essential to my well-being. Wire and paper are the media that speak to me most and it saddens me to hear people say “Oh, I’m not artistic” because, until I found the right medium, I felt the same way. I rediscovered my artistic outlet when I was forced (twice) by athletic injuries as well as psychological necessity to slow down, listen to, and take care of my body. I didn't realize it, but I was using art therapeutically. Discovering this incredibly intuitive and healing technique has led me to guide others out of the psychological "rut" in which many find themselves after experiencing injury, physical or psychological. In my future career, I aim to complement physical therapy with art therapy to assist others in experiencing and achieving a deeper and more complete healing.