Jesselyn Gordon

Born In Rancho Cucamonga, California and being raised in a military family, Jesselyn Gordon grew up moving every few years around the state of California. In 2012, she moved to San Antonio; four years later she began her studies at Northwest Vista College and transferred to the University of Texas at San Antonio obtaining a BFA with a concentration in ceramics. Throughout her college years she started her own business, Thrown Studio, and began selling her functional ceramic wares, all while exploring fine art capabilities focusing in the ceramic realm. Her work focuses on the way humans respond to nature and occurrences that happen in life. Having experienced plenty of ups and downs, much like everyone else; she strives to create connections and opportunities for herself and viewers through her explorative works dealing with grief and connection, creating spaces for a quiet inward reflection in hopes to create understanding.

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Artist Statement of Work

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Reflecting on thought is my source for creativity. I want my art to give that same opportunity for another. That is why, in my work, I create an atmosphere of thought to ponder the uncertainty of life. Nothing is here forever, and anything can hurt us. My works act as a portal to the sublime and the unattainability that is enlightenment; all while exploring the good, bad and evil that forms in all of nature.

The universe forces its questions upon us as we are willing curious beings, the only thing we can do is keep asking, so humans need time and space to ponder and meditate. My artwork will inspire critical thinking and inward thinking if you allow it.

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