Print is not Dead
Photo R. Jackson 2017
I work primarily as a traditional print maker creating each and every print by hand. I work mainly in an intaglio process known as drypoint, where I create plates by scratching lines into plexi-glass with an etching needle. Relief printing linocut blocks is the other process I use to make prints.
My other work is primarily collage or assemblage created from a combination of man-made and natural materials. I source most of my art supplies for collage from the thrift stores or from the local dump. The natural materials are mostly scavenged from road kill or found in nature.
Beyond printmaking, I am an avid photographer and spend a large portion of my free time outdoors on the land. The arctic is a place of rugged beauty and I draw a lot of inspiration from the environment, people and cultures that are present here. I am attracted to the juxtaposition of tragedy and beauty and try to create works that evoke emotion and awe.
I graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2010 with the board of governor’s award for print media. My work has been exhibited across Canada the United States, as well as in Australia, Italy, Poland, and Mexico.