Meet the Artist: Jordan Waraksa

Jordan is a sculptor, furniture designer and musician. Having pursued fine art and music education simultaneously throughout his life, Jordan’s works blend mediums, which is evident in his sound sculptures, kinetic installations and furniture company, FIDDLE + HAMMER. He plays his classically influenced acoustic music in his band The Vitrolum Republic and has performed with both local and international symphony orchestras. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin: The circle is a symbol of totality and wholeness. A line unbroken. At the round table, a symbol of equality and unity, the family comes together. Like a round table for the community it serves, the Ronald McDonald House provides food, shelter, and most importantly, a sense of home to families battling childhood cancer and serious illness.

What does this project mean to you?
I have been given the chance to use visual arts to celebrate such necessary giving and philanthropic support here in my hometown. To honor people doing such great things for other people with my chosen medium – it’s a rare opportunity.

Could art save a life?
By expositing and illuminating truths, great art could save all humanity from choosing the hate and fear that is within us all.

What do you hope people will feel when they see your work?
Questions. Beauty.