Glow sticks to cheese balls

These hovering sculptures by Brooklyn based photographer Thomas Jackson were inspired by the self-organizing, “emergent” systems in nature, such as schooling fish and flocking birds. “By constructing the pieces of unexpected materials,” he says, “and placing them in environments where they seem least to belong, I aim to tweak the margins of our visual vocabulary and to invite fresh interpretations of everyday things.” (Above: Glow Sticks #1)


Above: Post Its #2; Below: Post-Its set-up

Above: Cheese Balls; Below: Plates #1

Thomas Jackson grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. He earned a B.A. in History at The College of Wooster, then spent much of his career in New York as an editor & book reviewer. It was his interest in photography books that led him to pick up a camera eight years ago, first shooting Garry Winogrand-style street scenes, then landscapes, and finally the staged work he does today. He has been shown at Central Booking in DUMBO, Brooklyn, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Vamp and Tramp Booksellers, The Center for Books Arts and the Governors Island Art Fair.

12 replies »

  1. I just can’t help it, I have such an overweening desire to head home early from work and stick cheeseballs on wires onto my front yard maple. #mindnotonworktoday


  2. LOVE! This made my day. It’s so strange but wonderful. Explosions of “what the heck!” and “why here?” – ! I love the contrast of the nature and the expressly manmade as well. 😀


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