This piece is part of Jordan Stafford's show, Passing Through. A spontaneous joy is met with a twinge of melancholy at the realization that all of our concentrated effort cannot buy us more time. The balance of these two feelings happening in concert can ignite a shared nostalgia for a moment before it has been fully realized. In this series, each composition is a roadside snapshot to allude to the act of “passing through” and the paintings serve as a token reminder that part of us is forever tethered to the spaces we’ve occupied (no matter how briefly).
Jordan Stafford (b. Dallas, TX 1991) is an American artist with a concentration on small format works in gouache. In 2014 she graduated with a BFA in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design and now resides in Nashville,Tennessee where she works as a fine artist from her home studio.