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American Narratives Drawings


Personals

Maquette Collages

Halo

To Photographs

To Paintings

HALO

Thomas C. Jackson combines images to create broken narratives. He pairs human figures with objects from the everyday world. A color “halo” raises the importance of the object so it functions like a story starter or Rorschach test. These drawings are very much of the artist¹s hand. Controlled line sometimes slips into a more expressionistic mode. Drawing from life imparts spontaneity, immediacy, and intimacy. Drawing objects from photo documentation adds a contrasting precision. These combinations are both evocative and thought provoking.

I've Never Told Anyone

Astronaut

Orbit

Shark

And Still the Night Was Not Over

Wrapped

Hollywood

Tree Stump

Interior

Clownblot

Candy Apples

Like a Tortoise Wandering Through Versailles

Costume

And Now, Right Here on Our Stage

Foxtrot

Herstory

Native America

 

Until Tomorrow Then

Fishnet

Striking Distance

Near Him in a Closed Room

Jetblot

Let's Be Comfortable

Saguaro

Semi Truck

Witness

Something Blue

Mother

Manifest Destiny

Unspoken

Puncture Strip

 

Jackson also created a series of drawings called "PERSONALS", that are closely related to the Halo series, and use words and phrases instead of objects.