Dorothy Jackson

My work responds to the natural history, landscape and culture of the west coast of Scotland where I live. It is often driven by investigation of process and materials. I like to work with plant-based materials, waste materials and found objects. The physicality of matter, how it came to be, how it feels and how it reacts to different manipulations throw up ideas that I seek to capture in drawing, printing, textiles, sculpture and installations.

I am interested in the interplay of nature and machine. Industrialisation relies on raw materials supplied by nature, yet is now threatening nature to a perilous degree. In hopeful response to this situation, one strand of my work looks at the mythic aspects of trees and the possibilities of woodlands as spaces of solace, renewal and protection.


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