Where is my mind? 2016/17

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Photo courtesy of Chelsea Abbott

Where is my mind? 2016/17
Series of 9 cone prints, each individually measuring 57 x 57 cm
White Acrylic Paint on Black paper

 

Statement about the work:

These works embody my fear, thoughts and uncertainty towards dying and portray my constant worry and questioning of death. The circular images represent scans of my brain, where you will discover the thoughts and questions in my mind, through my own words and songs that help me make sense of what I fear the most.

 

The individual prints, click on a single print to view closer:

Individual photos and top featuring taken by myself.

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In two minds, 2016

In two minds, 2016, Neon (EL Wire), Metal Wire, Black Canvas, 24inch X 24inch. Exhibited at APG Works in Within These Walls exhibition.

 

Statement about the piece:

Lydia Jackson conveys her feelings towards the thought of dying and a hope that life doesn’t just end completely through her artwork. Finding it difficult to explain such feelings towards her fear of death, Lydia has found the use of text within her work allows a much deeper process of thought, a way to express a particular attitude. Using her thoughts as the text she allows herself to be confronted with the anxiety directly, this focus becomes a way of contentment.

“I make the neon’s by taking two words and putting them together to make one word, so it changes the original meaning/context. Some letters will appear in a different colour or flash, so the viewer will see a word within a word and this will also change how you see the singular words when they are put together, creating a statement.”

 

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The piece exhibited at Within These Walls in APG Works, 2016

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So close, no matter how far, 2016

So close, no matter how far, 2016
Masking Fluid, Ink, Watercolour Paper, Painted Wooden Discs – 2 x 30cm, 2 x 25cm, 3 x 17.5cm (Sizes of Vinyl Records). Exhibited at APG Works in Within These Walls Exhibition.

 

Statement about the work:

Dying is inevitable but when you fear it, it becomes one of life’s greatest hurdles. In her artwork, Lydia Jackson conveys her feelings towards the thought of dying and a hope that life doesn’t just end completely. Finding it difficult to explain such feelings towards her fear of death, She defines it as, “a void, a feeling of unexplained nothingness” comparing it to space; an infinite unknown.

 

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Photo’s of each individual Voids:

 

Video of the piece, showing the narrative of it:

Untitled (voids), 2016

 

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Untitled (voids),2016, series of 5 mounted Mono-prints, Black printing ink on sketchbook paper, 29 x 29 cm, (unmounted – 25 x 25 cm )

 

Statement about the work:

Qualities of Neons signs transposed into Mono-prints. Notice a white glow around the words; this represents the glow of a neon. This is then surrounded by intermittent darkness which represents the surroundings a neon sign requires.

Mono-prints provide a very unique aesthetic; they have a naive quality yet retain a rawness and truth to them.  They are formed in that moment and can never be replicated, they create a bridge for Text into Image.
Individual Prints:

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All Photo’s taken by myself.

(A)VOID, 2016

Image above of the the whole neon flashing on. Image below when the neon is flashing off

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(A)VOID, 2016, L-28 inches X H- 8 Inches. Flashing and still Neon Sign made using 2x 3M Neon EL Wires on Metal Wire.

 

Video of the Neon sign:

 

All Photo’s and Video’s taken by myself.

Body, No Body. 2016

Image above, when the neon is flashing off. Image below, when the Neon is flashing on.

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Body, No Body. 2016, L-33 inches X H-6 inches. Flashing and still Neon sign made using 2x 3m Neon EL Wires and Metal Wire.

 

Video of the Neon:

 

All Photo’s and Video’s taken by myself.

Goodbye, 2016

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Installation, featuring a Series of eight individual layered collages; nailed into the wall and A sculptural plinth adorned with eight individual, A4 glass collages. This artwork was exhibited at Gage Gallery in Sheffield, January 2016, as part of The Ripple Effect exhibition.

The whole piece uses images of eight celebrities, whose deaths I feel were a huge loss to society and who I personally see a massive loss from. I acknowledge that most of the featured celebrities died before my birth, but I see a loss in the fact, they will never produce music or film again. I am a fan of all these celebrities and their works, so the loss comes from never being able to have more of their works. This piece also confronts my fear of death in terms that everyone will die one day, even the most prestigious of people.

 

Photo’s of the piece:

 

All photo’s taken by myself.