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Rooted, 2009

Rooted, 2009
Burlap, steel evergreen tree, soil, rope
10' x 6' x 6'

Photo by Karley Klopfenstein

Jackson Martin

At the root of Jackson Martin’s work is a fundamental contradiction:  the natural and the cultural.  Ephemeral materials, such as plants, dirt, water and light are juxtaposed with man-made constraints, like burlap, steel, glass or plastic to elicit a dialog between these two ideas.  However, one does not take precedence over the other, demonstrating the necessity and significance of the two, side by side.

Martin received his MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art.  He is currently an adjunct instructor at the East Tennessee State University in Johnson City.

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