The Pond of Tranquility

Matthew Day Jackson, Reflections of the Sky, 2010

Matthew Day Jackson, Reflections of the Sky, 2010

One of the best things about the technological age is the way we learn now: it’s so multifaceted. And even with all the death and destruction in my work, I still feel that what I express – and the artist I’ve become – is a celebration of this technological age. – Matthew Day Jackson

With presentation cue’s to Monet’s Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond Matthew Day Jackson‘s Reflections of the sky depicts a surface area of the moon (based on a Mercator map) that has been rendered by laser etching gypsum board (wallboard or Drywall) – a mass-produced material often used within domestic interiors. The etched pits and troughs that create the images surface topography also retain a gritty interference quality. The result¬†exists somewhere between the quality of the production process and the visual noise associated with distant screen based transmissions.

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