Jordan Smith sculpture

Stone and I have a long and loving relationship. From when I first developed the ability to pick things up and put them down, I have been playing with rocks. Over the years this became an artistic obsession, and I’m still learning new ways to manipulate and communicate with the material. Whether it is a large installation or a small piece, each project has its own unique challenges and rewards. I try to harness the raw power and beauty of the stone’s natural state as an integral part of my work. Listening to the stone is important to the harmony of my process. I work with the stone intuitively rather than forcing it to become something it does not want to be. In the end, the stone is transformed into a new state that evokes questions in the viewer and invites them to explore its mystery.