2021 Spring Exhibition > Jorrie Landis-Clinton

As a visual artist, my work is inspired by everything in the world around me. By using paint or ink in my work, I am able to create a free-flow of physical interaction between the canvas and myself. This also allows my mind to associate specific phrases and words to a corresponding emotional feeling or color. That is why I find abstraction to be such a comforting and useful form of communication.

Often times when I find myself overwhelmed with internalized speculation and reflection it can be a difficult task for me to express things using words alone. By experimenting with bold, playful colors along with words in my work, I have found a way to create my own visual language. In fact, I have drawn many inspirations from other contemporary artists like Bruce Nauman and Mark Rothko who have been creating their own kinds of expression for years now.
When people ask me where the phrases in my work come from, my most common answer is that it comes from me. Much of the work that I do is a shorter, sharpened version of my own story. From every harsh brush stroke to every listed vocabulary term that I use, there is a small sentiment from a particular memory that tends to go along with it. I find, however, that the experiences I put down on a canvas or paper are by no means limited to my own. Everyone has a story about a time when they just could not find the right words and I believe that the work that I do is a translation of that.


For any further information you can find me/contact me here:
Instagram: @aliceofsomething
Email: jorrielc@gmail.com

Aura Series (Boisterous Blues)
Aqua-Wash Ink on Arnhem 1618 Paper
9" x 11"
2020
Aura Series (Pious Green)
Aqua-Wash Ink on Arnhem 1618 Paper
9" x 11"
2020
Aura Series (Dreamy Lavender)
Aqua-Wash Ink on Arnhem 1618 Paper
9" x 11"
2020
Aura Series (Manic Coral)
Aqua-Wash Ink on Arnhem 1618 Paper
9" x 11"
2020
Aura Series (Explosive Scarlet)
Aqua-Wash Ink on Arnhem 1618 Paper
9" x 11"
2020
Aura Series (Enraptured Magenta)
Aqua-Wash Ink on Arnhem 1618 Paper
9" x 11"
2020
A Bit Obsessive
Acrylic Paint, Ink Gel pen, Metallic Marker on Canvas
16" x 20"
2020
Cynic
Acrylic Paint & Metallic Marker on Canvas
8" x 8"
2019
Detach
Acrylic Paint on Canvas
8" x 10"
2020
Feeling Okay
Graphite & Acrylic Paint on Canvas
8" x 8"
2021
Enter the Void (Self Reflection)
Acrylic Paint on Canvas
18" x 24"
2021
Detail (Self Reflection)
Acrylic Paint on Canvas
2021
Truth Drips From Your Lips
Acrylic Paint on Canvas
9" x 12"
2020
Lies You Cry
Acrylic Paint on Canvas
10" x 10"
2021