Meet Sculptor, Lee Jordan, 3/21/19

Lee Jordan

Q: How long have you been sculpting?

A: I have been sculpting for over 30 years.

Q: Who are some of your greatest influences?

A: African art, Modigliani, Picasso and Arp.

Q: What was the first work of art you sold?

A: A 4′ x 8′ piece of sheet metal that I had bent and cut with a torch. It sat outside near the ocean and acquired a great rust patina.

Q: Why sculpting rather than another medium?

A: It all had to do with my hands. They wanted to squeeze and shape. Also, I’m not very confident with color.

Q: What are your favorite materials to work with?

A: Alabaster, limestone and hardwoods.

Q: What is the philosophy behind your work?

A: My work is mostly abstract and non-representational. They are soothing, gentle and inspirational pieces that are a joy to see and live with. I also love the way that they feel, and encourage people to touch them.