Jordan Piantedosi is an interdisciplinary maximalist based in Boston. She is energized by genre-blending & subverting the expectations of a medium - the design of bizarre textiles, (the feminine gaze, the subversive domestic, repetition and tessellation) and comics, (literary, narrative-driven, cinematic, humorous), and oil painting, (sensuality, mythology, grandiosity, symbolism, historically elevated.) The spirit of simultaneity and proximity in the digital age invites comparison between these disparate sets of expectations, their varying levels of formality, where they are located in a cultural hierarchy, whether they contain a linear sense of time, and how they interact with oppositional forces. Who do we identify as a protagonist? An honest painter must admit that the act of painting, in all of its hilarious physicality, is the dragging of hairs through slime. One could say “painting is dead,” or “take a picture, it’ll last longer,” but in the activated state of observation, the eyes become two ants, and they devour a desire very slowly - the labor of artwork is a desire that cannibalizes itself. Simultaneously, at the atomic level, the trajectory of a particle in motion will be influenced by the expectations and desires of the scientist who bears witness to it. As the artist misrepresents the muse, the art lover projects herself into the artwork's window of negative space - a sensual hologram. The eyes drink color as if it were wine. When we become bashful from so much looking, we hide behind the artwork to feel seen. In this way, the artist makes herself useful.