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Susan M. Jordan
Raised in Colorado and then transplanted to the East, Susan never lost her love of the Southwest. After building a life in the corporate world in the New York/New Jersey area, she was captivated by New Mexico on a trip in the early 90ís, and found a way to return to where she belongs - to the land of endless skies, high desert and astonishing colors and light.
Always a dabbler in art, Susan found her true artistic passion after she moved to northern New Mexico and began to experiment with gourds. She became enthralled with the creative possibilities a simple gourd offers, and she has combined her passion for New Mexico with her endless fascination for gourds.
Susanís art is inspired by the confluence of cultures in New Mexico. Her work includes figures that evoke smiles, create delight, and bring warmth to a room. Using the gourd as her medium, she uses wood burning techniques to define the design, translucent finishes to enhance the gourdís natural patterns, and carving to enrich the piece with detail. She says, "The magical qualities of New Mexico - the colors, light and culture - influence my art. My gourds are my 'heart song.' A sliver of my soul is within each piece." Her pieces range in height from 12Ē to over three feet.
Her gallery is open by appointment. Click here for contact information.