Alison Jackson-Bass

My current work is primarily site specific, focussing upon drawing attention to the fleeting, the ephemeral, and the unnoticed. I draw from a wide range of techniques, often using media derived from the natural environment such as earth pigments and home-made inks, alongside natural and manufactured found materials. I use these for mark-making and working intuitively, responding to what is ignored in both the natural world and built environment, drawing attention to these things through photography, painting and printmaking, and assemblages of found objects. In this way I create compositions and collections that explore the value of overlooked and waste objects, highlighting our relationship to both the natural and created world and drawing attention to the failure of humankind to live in balance with the planet’s biosphere and physical resources. I am also interested in exploring ways to record time and events, and my practice includes alternative photographic techniques such as cyanotype and pinhole photography. The work I produce often contains physical evidence that tells a story and captures events through marks, damage, patina and the evidence of ageing – a visible history that may sometimes be read. I am always searching for beauty in the accidental. I go where my curiosity takes me.


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September 19, 2022