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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


I live my life in widening circles

that reach out across the world.

I may not complete this last one

but I give myself to it.

I circle around God, around the primordial tower.

I’ve been circling for thousands of years

and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,

a storm, or a great song?

-Rainer Maria Rilke


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.