THOMAS JACKSON
Thomas Jackson photoThe hovering sculptures featured in the ongoing series "Emergent Behavior" are inspired by self-organizing "emergent" systems in nature, such as termite mounds, swarming locusts, schools of fish and flocking birds. The images attempt to tap into the mixture of fear and fascination that those phenomena tend to evoke, while creating an uneasy interplay between the natural and the manufactured, the real and the imaginary. At the same time, each image is an experiment in juxtaposition. By constructing the sculptures from unexpected materials and placing them where they seem least to belong, I aim to tweak the margins of our visual vocabulary, and to invite fresh interpretations of everyday things.

Above: "Broken Pallet."
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THOMAS JACKSON
The hovering sculptures featured in the ongoing series "Emergent Behavior" are inspired by self-organizing "emergent" systems in nature, such as termite mounds, swarming locusts, schools of fish and flocking birds. The images attempt to tap into the mixture of fear and fascination that those phenomena tend to evoke, while creating an uneasy interplay between the natural and the manufactured, the real and the imaginary. At the same time, each image is an experiment in juxtaposition. By constructing the sculptures from unexpected materials and placing them where they seem least to belong, I aim to tweak the margins of our visual vocabulary, and to invite fresh interpretations of everyday things.

Above: "Glow sticks #1."
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THOMAS JACKSON
The hovering sculptures featured in the ongoing series "Emergent Behavior" are inspired by self-organizing "emergent" systems in nature, such as termite mounds, swarming locusts, schools of fish and flocking birds. The images attempt to tap into the mixture of fear and fascination that those phenomena tend to evoke, while creating an uneasy interplay between the natural and the manufactured, the real and the imaginary. At the same time, each image is an experiment in juxtaposition. By constructing the sculptures from unexpected materials and placing them where they seem least to belong, I aim to tweak the margins of our visual vocabulary, and to invite fresh interpretations of everyday things.

Above: "Marshmallows #1."
(Image 3 of 6)

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THOMAS JACKSON
The hovering sculptures featured in the ongoing series "Emergent Behavior" are inspired by self-organizing "emergent" systems in nature, such as termite mounds, swarming locusts, schools of fish and flocking birds. The images attempt to tap into the mixture of fear and fascination that those phenomena tend to evoke, while creating an uneasy interplay between the natural and the manufactured, the real and the imaginary. At the same time, each image is an experiment in juxtaposition. By constructing the sculptures from unexpected materials and placing them where they seem least to belong, I aim to tweak the margins of our visual vocabulary, and to invite fresh interpretations of everyday things.

Above: "Cheese Balls."
(Image 4 of 6)

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THOMAS JACKSON
The hovering sculptures featured in the ongoing series "Emergent Behavior" are inspired by self-organizing "emergent" systems in nature, such as termite mounds, swarming locusts, schools of fish and flocking birds. The images attempt to tap into the mixture of fear and fascination that those phenomena tend to evoke, while creating an uneasy interplay between the natural and the manufactured, the real and the imaginary. At the same time, each image is an experiment in juxtaposition. By constructing the sculptures from unexpected materials and placing them where they seem least to belong, I aim to tweak the margins of our visual vocabulary, and to invite fresh interpretations of everyday things.

Above: "Post-its #2."
(Image 5 of 6)

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THOMAS JACKSON
The hovering sculptures featured in the ongoing series "Emergent Behavior" are inspired by self-organizing "emergent" systems in nature, such as termite mounds, swarming locusts, schools of fish and flocking birds. The images attempt to tap into the mixture of fear and fascination that those phenomena tend to evoke, while creating an uneasy interplay between the natural and the manufactured, the real and the imaginary. At the same time, each image is an experiment in juxtaposition. By constructing the sculptures from unexpected materials and placing them where they seem least to belong, I aim to tweak the margins of our visual vocabulary, and to invite fresh interpretations of everyday things.

Above: "Yarn #2."
(Image 6 of 6)

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