These large-scale mixed-media paintings represent the despair experienced since the recent presidential election. Inspired by decaying leaves collected on my daily walks in Forest Park in Portland, they are a metaphor for the dissolution of democratic ideals modeled by our current government. The paintings have also segued into a series of hand-painted stop-motion animations that depict the leaf paintings decomposing over time.

 

De-Composition 4 (since the inauguration) 2017 from shelley Jordon on Vimeo.

 

 

De-Composition 5 (since the inauguration) 2017 from shelley Jordon on Vimeo.

 

 

 

De-composition: After the Fall November 2016 from shelley Jordon on Vimeo.