Legend has it that, after HMS Erebus and Terror became hopelessly locked in the ice, the Franklin Expedition carried their worldly belongings with them across the ice flows contributing to their demise. Among the items were bibles, silverware and fine bone china. “Franklin’s Folly” offers a cautionary tale about Victorian values, excess and how status symbols can lead to dire consequences.
This piece divides almost in half the worlds of representational art and abstract art. Classical depictions and Modernism and serves as a bridge to Jackson’s more contemporary work.
2011. 30” x 40” Archival pigment print. Edition of 6.
Franklin's Folly II
2012. 12” x 19” Archival pigment print. Edition of 6.
Circles and Colour Fields Study
2014. 27” x 36” Archival pigment print. Open edition.