'I Am Circling around God, Around the Ancient Tower, And i Have Been Circling For A Thousand Years, And I Still Don't Know If I Am A Falcon, Or A Storm, Or A Great Song"

Rainer Maria Rilke

LAYNE JACKSON 2017

Statement

Working with fragments from walks and hike trips and the wanderings of a lifetime flaunese, studio work is a dive into different mediums to find the space where representation pushes against the abstract. Bringing the outside in, to wrestle on the surface of hand made paper, natural dyed fabrics and traditional canvas and board, there are continuing dialogues about harmony and form, and a strong reliance on my instincts and desire for beauty in every direction.

Bio

Layne Jackson is a visual artist painting botanical shapes and forms, rendered as pattern.to create familiar imagery in a contemporary context. Jackson is exploring the unconsciousness effect of color and shape applied to found forms in the natural world.

Since 1997, she has resided in Chicago where the studio is located in a 19th century house. She is a full time painter.