Meet one of our favorite artists (and major girl crush) Jordan Wright Patterson. She's fueled by funky natural wine and 70s rock, and her one-of-a-kind pieces are a testament to the beauty that comes from releasing expectation and going with the flow.
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR CRAFT.
I've been exploring this "way of creating" for about 4 1/2 years now, and I still find it hard to explain it perfectly. I'm dedicated to simplicity and minimalism when it comes to my process. When I sit down to start a piece I usually sketch out a rough outline for the overall direction and shape, and then I freehand cut everything else. I love going with the flow and not having a set plan... that's when I feel most connected to what I do.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO CREATE?
Music is my number one source of inspiration. When I work it requires a lot of movement and fluidity. I hit that peak " flow state" point in my process when I'm listening to really good music. Most of the time it's classic 60s-70s rock, but lately I've stumbled across some newer musicians and bands that I'm really enjoying.
WE'RE INTERIOR DESIGNERS, SO WE HAVE TO ASK: WHAT'S YOUR DESIGN STYLE AT HOME?
I'd say it's a marriage of laid-back minimalism and rock n' roll... rock n' roll church, if you will (lots of white walls and pops of black and leather everywhere).
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE TREASURE OR PIECE OF ART?
Definitely the Victorian baby ring my sister gifted to me as a wedding gift. It has a J and B inscribed on it (my husband's name is Bryan) so I hold it very dearly. I had it stretched out at the jeweler so it's the perfect midi ring... I wear it everyday!
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE OR VICE OF CHOICE?
A good glass of funky, natural wine and getting the monthly facials/ skin treatments. If you're ever in the Atlanta area I highly recommend going to The Aviary and seeing Maria.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO UNWIND?
Going to yoga classes and for long, brisk walks. Nothing makes me feel more rejuvenated!
TRAVEL IS A MAJOR SOURCE OF JOY AND INSPIRATION FOR US - WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE YOU'VE TRAVELED?
My grandmother took me to Paris and the surrounding countryside when I turned 16 and I've been completely smitten ever since. The culture, food, architecture, museums/ art.... everything. I'd also have to say northern California, specifically the Petaluma/Sonoma/Healdsburg areas. My husband and I stayed on a cattle ranch in Petaluma for our honeymoon and it was such a fun trip. Didn't plan a single thing out... just winged it.
TELL US SOMETHING SURPRISING ABOUT YOURSELF!
It's not super exciting (nor surprising, I guess), but I did have to wear a back brace pretty much all throughout middle school. Those were the years I became fashion obsessed... I remember sneaking to the bathroom to take it off so I could put on better outfits and kitten heels. Who the heck wears heels in middle school? Haha.
LOVE HER LIKE WE DO?
Come visit us in Mill Valley and take a peek at Jordan's incredible work, available for purchase in the shop!