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Kurt Jackson Thorn

May 22 – August 17 2019.

Kurt Jackson spent a year studying a single tree as an Artist in Residence for the Woodland Trust.

 

He returned to the same hawthorn tree growing in a hedge near his home in St Just, Cornwall, responding to how it changed through the seasons.

This solitary tree is the remnant of an ancient hedge, and its form has been shaped by the weather and landscape over the years, contorted by the wind and nibbled by deer.

 

The body of work created during this period was first shown at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and can now be seen alongside Jackson’s other paintings, printmaking and sculpture engaging with the same subject.

On the edge, the hedge, the last foot of our land, just where the smallest, wildest, most unused field reaches to the open expanses of the unenclosed stretch of heather moor, there is a small stunted hawthorn tree. As far as trees go it’s not the most impressive specimen. It’s low, almost bonsaied in its form; leaning or rather pointing into the east, swept and blown from the west, from the prevailing winds off the Atlantic cliffs; maybe twenty fields away downhill. A crashing wave of branch and stick.

– Kurt Jackson, 2019.

 

Kurt Jackson: Thorn
May 22 – August 17 2019.
Please check here for seasonal opening times.

 

  • Studded with jewels, haws and leaves. Summer turns into autumn. September 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000
  • A walk on the wild side. 2009.
    bronze unique.
    35 x 28 x 22cm.

    POA
  • Spring greens. From the North of the thorn with the skylarks. May, 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000
  • Hawthorn. Autumn 2010.
    soft ground etching plate.
    39.5 x 29.5cm. edition of 30

    £850 (unframed)
  • Kelynack. March 2011.
    mixed media on board.
    20.5 x 20.5cm.

    £2,650
  • The end of December, snipe zip, magpie chatter. 2010.
    ink on paper.
    59 x 64cm.

    £6,000
  • Ravens call, in the winters sun. A breeze blows, the hawthorn shivers. 2011.
    mixed media on canvas.
    91.5cm x 91.5cm.

    POA
  • Autumn thorn 2018.
    bronze unique on granite base.
    30 x 26 x 15cm incl base.

    POA
  • Shrews at my feet, a buzzard mews above me. The May blossom left with the month, the thorn takes on a brown tinge. Berries next. June, 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000
  • The single cliff top tree on the way to Kiss me Arse steps. 2011.
    oil and collage on canvas.
    122 x 122cm.

    POA
  • The thorn in winter from the south side. A wren sings to me, the wind blows under a weak winter sun and the thorn shivers. 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000
  • Hawthorn buds opening, a green blush spreads across the tree. April 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    11.5 x 15cm.

    £2,750
  • Winter thorn 2018.
    bronze unique on granite base.
    27 x 24 x 15cm incl base.

    POA
  • Dark Summer thorn, 18th July 2017.
    mixed media in sketchbook.
    page size 10.5 x 15.

    NFS
  • Warm Easter Monday. Leaves just unfurled, May blossom in bud. Bumble bees buzz in the undergrowth. April 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    30 x 30cm.

    NFS
  • Fly’s buzz and clacking stonechats. Swallows and skylarks above me, June 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    12.5 x 15.5cm.

    £2,750
  • Summer thorn. 2018.
    bronze unique on granite base.
    25 x 25 x 15cm incl base.

    POA
  • May in May. Festooned with a glare, glowing in a gale 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000
  • Spring greens. From the North of the thorn with the skylarks. May, 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000
  • Summer’s deep shade, blossoms gone. June 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    30 x 30cm.

    NFS
  • Kenython spern. August 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    30 x 30cm.

    NFS
  • Penwith thorn 2018.
    collage and mixed media on canvas.
    183 x 183cm.

    POA
  • Two snipe fly over followed by two fieldfares. Penwith thorn, the wind blows and the canvas moves. 2004.
    mixed media on canvas.
    152.5cm x 152.5cm.

    POA
  • Spring thorn. 2018.
    bronze unique on granite base.
    21 x 25 x 15cm incl base.

    POA
  • Sign II. 2011.
    etching and drypoint.
    plate size 22 x 22.5cm.
    edition of 30.

    £425 (unframed)

Contact:

email: info@kurtjackson.com
telephone: +44 (0)1736 787638

facebook: jacksonfoundation
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Address:

Jackson Foundation
North Row,
St Just,
Cornwall,
TR19 7LB.

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Current Opening Hours:

Mon:  Closed
Tue:   10am - 5pm.
Wed: 10am - 5pm.
Thu: 10am - 5pm.
Fri:   10am - 5pm.
Sat:   10am - 5pm.
Sun:   Closed

Until November 2nd 2019.

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