Dionne Jackson, Environmental Artist & Wood Sculptor, 2023
As an environmental artist and wood sculptor, the universe supplies the wood and tools necessary for creations that represents my culture and personal experiences. Though, each piece has its own story to tell, I see beauty in distinctive, raw, unique wood pieces. Each time, I am reminded of the beauty within myself.
The four (4) R's encompass the vision of my work: Relate, Rescue, Reveal, and Release. I relate to each piece of wood as if they are my family, past and present. Upon rescue, I take time to become familiar with the markings and imperfections, and then, wait, patiently, until the wood tells me what to reveal. Once the messaged is revealed, it offers insight into my ancestors and our culture. My aim is to release my work so that others can experience the transformation, as I do... knowing in that moment they are also overwhelmed... to think, feel and act in the tradition of the culture.
Just As I Am
Exhibition: Jan 24th - Feb 25, 2023
19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 08611