Beginning this week and running through June 5, our Monroe Center cafe will display art by Jordyn Fishman. Jordyn has this to state about her art:
“I am able to be moved by moments such as a newspaper being lifted off the ground by a passing gust of wind, a honeybee stinging and abruptly falling to it’s death, or a man asking to bum a cigarette. These occasions suddenly become moments of great importance. They act as a reminder of the fragile boundary between life and death. The fatal stories found in the newspaper, the choice the honeybee made to sting me, and the man desperately asking for a tube of poison, all amount to a collapse. However, these moments are not tragic; these moments allow me to be so passionately and intrinsically alive that the sight of a honeybee landing upon the ground has more force than that moment may suggest. My actual reaction may not be grand, but it’s mere existence creates a sense of significance and connection. If the honeybee could know that it caused a smirk to appear on my face, the honeybee may have smirked back. This is the reaction I yearn to cause with my work; a reciprocal relationship between the marks on the page and the viewer’s experience.