Artist Feature: Christopher Paul Jordan

"Optics weaves this through-line between sculpture, photography, digital art, painting, and interactivity in a way that I've realized enables me to be myself."



Blind

What I knew was that if and when I became non-sighted, I wanted to encounter and understand braille as a literary rubato as opposed to a lack.


The Blackout

Soon today will be absorbed into all of those other days. And these words into oblivion.




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photo of a nose and bloody mouth with a hand holding the chin

Cloud Headaches

sometimes having feelings for someone else is / two river stones grating together in my head


Pigeon Forge

Beatriz feels alarmingly soft in your hands, and you graze her body with your palms the way you would pet the long grass by the river where you live. She tosses her dark hair aside, wraps her hand over yours, and clenches down on her own flesh.


Unsafe Is Not A Feeling

In therapy, I was used to experiencing myself as a sieve, a bum mirror, a talking machine. My body language was typically involuntary. “Scared?” I said, though that sounded so much more specific. Around us, potted plants offered oxygen.


MY MOTHER AND THE BOTTLE

Here is when I hear its syncopated hatching.
I see the blood and think it wine,
I wonder if she will lick it from the floor,
suck the dye back out from the egg.


ABOUT YELLOW IN BEIRUT

ENGLISH TO ARABIC TRANSLATION SERVICES “SHAJARAH” = TREE WASHING A ???? IN DIFFERENT STEPS EARS AND FEET THREE TIMES CARAMEL WAX LICK LIPS OLD TRICKS TELL ! THE STORY ABOUT THE BULLET IN YOUR KNEE ENTER “RETURN” SPACE “NEVER ARRIVAL” DELETE HOW DO YOU SAY DAUGHTER AGAIN HAND ME DOWN PRAYER RUG WITH THE SLICED […]