Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print


Jordan Dossett, Lanham
Member Since December 2011
Artist Statement ABOUT THE ARTIST
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relatively sane day walker living day to day life with multiple sclerosis. i am an artist, an activist, a buddhist, an inventor, a creator, a philosopher, a trouble maker.

Born 1971, Northern California. Attended University of California, San Francisco. Now living in Maryland, Jordan Dossett is a artist living with the day to day effects of Multiple Sclerosis. Diagnosed 10 years ago, Jordan has lost the feeling in the majority of her left hand and suffers from extreme "vertigo-like" symptoms. A successful business owner, Jordan has always found the joy of life in creating art. Finding inspiration in the things seen or often unseen, her art is bright and vibrant.

Raised by her Grandmother, Jordan lived in Northern California until relocating to Maryland in 1996. A prodigy of art from a young age, Jordan's Grandmother arranged for private art lessons which Jordan continued through college. During her college years, Jordan was known for confounding her instructors by clothing nude models in figure drawing and insisting that black and/or white is indeed a color: it was simply a matter of perspective.

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How has Multiple Sclerosis Affected Jordan?

A number of the earlier pieces were created all by hand. No brush, just a large canvas and Jordan's hands. Pushing and working the paint into the body of the canvas, Jordan was able to create art using unusual artist materials: her hands. Now, Jordan is forced into a more traditional tool set of brushes and pallet knives. Her hands, affected by the numbness of the Multiple Sclerosis makes painting a labor and exhausting activity.

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Product No 4300431
Subjects Children, Children's Animal Art
Style Traditional
Medium
Tags Dossett, Jordan, blue, children, disability, nursery, owl, tree