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Thomas Jackson

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Cups No.2, 2013 Archival Pigment Print, Ed #3/9 30×38” © Courtesy of the artist & The Center for Photography at Woodstock
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© Courtesy of the Artist and The Tate
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Glow Stick no. 2, 2013 Archival Pigment Print © Courtesy of the Artist and Dina Mitrani Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Philadelphia
Birth year
1971
Lives in
Brooklyn
Works in
Brooklyn
Statement

The hovering sculptures featured in my photographs are inspired by self-organizing, "emergent" systems in nature such as termite mounds, swarming locusts, schooling fish and flocking birds. The images attempt to tap the mixture of fear and fascination that those phenomena tend to evoke, while creating an uneasy interplay between the natural and the manufactured and the real and the imaginary. At the same time, each image is an experiment in juxtaposition. By constructing the sculptures from unexpected materials and placing where they seem least to belong, I aim to tweak the margins of our visual vocabulary, and to invite fresh interpretations of everyday things.