Systems without resolution, cyclical theories of history, and installation following a narrative structure are three overarching points of entry into exploring land as a site of negotiation. Each approach are hybridized throughout her practice informing each other in terms of clarity, elusiveness, permanence, and temporality. Jackson understands landscape as bearing vestiges of slavery and colonialism as well as offering the potential for recovery, restoration, and growth. She incorporates physical, virtual, and aural elements to communicate land as a permanent reminder of systemic racism and temporal unfolding of possible transformations and outcomes based on individual and communal actions.
Jackson (b.1991; Monroe LA) grew up between New Orleans & Mamou, LA. She currently lives and works in Austin, TX where she completed her MFA at The University of Texas at Austin in 2019. She is an alum of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2019) and completed an exchange program at Royal College of Art in 2018.
palimpsest (n) a manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain; something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.