Canada (b. 1959)
Jordan Laura MacLachlan is a storyteller describing to us what is and what could be.
A self-taught sculptor, her ceramics, created over a twenty-five year span, are masterworks of detail depicting life in all its layered complexity. They suggest parallel worlds where possibilities become reality in another dimension.
She is unflinching in her narration of what she defines as the endless unexpected ways of subway living. A man wrestles with a giant rat, a woman gives birth on the white tiled floor and primates couple in complete oblivion to the swirl of quotidian chaos around them.
MacLachlan believes that where we live determines how we live. Her work is devoted to exploring the various ways to be. She has created four environments over the last twenty years - Uncontrollable Worlds; Condo Living; Zoo Living and Unexpected Subway Living. Each one amplifies the concept and context that every action taken, every decision made ripples through the universe leading to unforeseen and often bizarre consequences.