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Tell the truth, but tell it slant.

                                             – Emily Dickinson

Through not quite literal expression, both the subject of the art and the viewer are honored. My work is an invitation to the viewer to come to their own interpretation while considering the possibilities of the subject's world as well. For me, a slant approach to art opens access to more fluid, dialogical forms of communication than other forms of conversation. 

The essence of sea anemones, jellyfish, and other ocean life seems to me an always-evolving marriage of toughness and delicacy. Although anemones & jellies seem fragile, handling one can induce a powerful sting. Whether of self-defense, as when humans or marine predators touch them, or of offense, as that required for them to access sustenance, both smaller and larger creatures soon learn that not all as it seems.


The captivating beauty of sea life is undeniable, and it’s no surprise that people sometimes wish to keep that beauty close. Sculpture offers an artistic way to do so.  

- RJ

Commissions are available and may require up to 8 weeks.

Rain Jordan's first sculptures were original bronze made through the lost wax method, but she enjoys the immediacy and flexibility that other 3D approaches offer. These sculptures are composed of clay and often recycle or upcyle vintage glass, stone, or other materials. Rain's work is held in private collections in New York, California, Oregon, Australia, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from California State University - San Jose and resides on the north Oregon coast.  


Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission, 2022


Rain Jordan's Sculpted Sea: Original Sculpture

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