Fear and fascination, respect and contempt, the attraction and repulsion, greed, guilt and a feeling of nausea. These are the emotions that Thomas Jeckson evokes through research of form and movement in his installations.
Thomas Jackson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. After earning a doctor of letters degree in history from the College of Wooster, has spent most of his career in New York as an editor and book reviewer for magazines.
And careful observation of images by Jeckson of schools of fish, flocks of birds, or micro-organisms to find inspiration and movement, specifically, the conceptual material to work with and the right image. " Jackson usa usa-throws objects such as plates, cups and paper.
The images seek to evoke fear and fascination, through these phenomena, creating a game of discomfort between the natural and the manufactured, the real and the imaginary. At the same time, each image is an experiment placed inside the countryside in harmony.
Through the construction of unexpected materials and installations located outside the context of membership, changing the stereotypical image of the object, inviting the Viewer to new interpretations of everyday objects.
2014 Wondrous Indeed, juried by Philip Toledano, The Center for Fine Art
Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Juror's selection)
The its particular interest in photography led him to take a camera, starting with landscapes, to get to his work on installations in nature, exposed through his photos at the Center for Book Arts in New York, the Governors Island Art Fairthe Eponymy Gallery in Brooklyn and Industria Superstudios in New York. In addition Jackson was named one of the Top 50 Critical Mass in 2012 and won the category "installation/still-life" of the PDN is the Curator in 2013.
Creating all my recent pictures are actual pictures, so instead of using PS for the composition of the picture, I used it only to remove items that should not be seen. The sculpture in this image (175 light poles are attached to a wire scaffolding) is real, and was photographed on the beach in Greenport, NY. I have used PS to remove the bracket that held the installation and to make some minor changes.
The end result not differs from the image retouched, of the original.