The thing about having a full and active life means you are always on the move, thinking mostly only in the minute. The 2020 shutdown forced me to slow down – to pause and be still. It has made me a bit more melancholy and has given me time to reflect about what is important and mostly, where I am in my age and how quickly life and loved ones can be taken from us. I became a mom at age 40 – later than most. I have never regretted anything until this unusual time forced a flood of reflections. These times have made me think a lot more about death and those I no longer have time with, and how much time I have left to spend with my child. I use a lot of subtle symbolism in my paintings and the works submitted represent moments of sadness and turmoil of realizing I am on the second half of my life and the longing to maybe go back and relive those happy moments from the past…just one more time.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
My work has exhibited in group and solo shows within galleries and museums across the U.S. I have received many awards; most recently, I received the Symanarts Painters Prize in the Cooperstown Art 87th Annual National Exhibition. In 2015 I was named in the Top Ten Portrait/figurative artists of Tennessee by the Portrait Society of America in a juried process. In 2012, I was one of twenty-five women artists selected to participate in the National juried exhibit, titled “Where Do We Go from Here? The Shape of Things to Come,” at the RCC Wiseman Gallery. Select Publications include Calliope Magazine (cover) May 2015, NashvilleArts Magazine 2013, 2010, Clarksville Now 2015, 2013, 2012, 2009, Business & Heritage Clarksville 2013, 2011, 2010, the Blue Streak, Knoxville 2013, and the Knoxville News Sentinel 2013, 2011. My paintings are included in private and corporate collections throughout the country.
© Terri Jordan