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born in dallas

BFA university of texas at austin

lived in toronto. lived in france.

now living and working in chicago


Although you sit in a room that is gray,
Except for the silver
Of the straw-paper,
And pick
At your pale white gown;
Or lift one of the green beads
Of your necklace,
To let it fall;
Or gaze at your green fan
Printed with the red branches of a red willow;
Or, with one finger,
Move the leaf in the bowl--
The leaf that has fallen from the branches of the forsythia
Beside you...
What is all this?
I know how furiously your heart is beating.

Wallace Stegner


Layne Jackson is a Chicago-based artist making research-based, site-responsive work. Working in walnut oils,homemade inks, fallen twigs and found references, the work is built into visual compendiums representing explored ecological space and disappearing nature.