Thomas Jackson – ‘Emergent Behavior’

Thomas Jackson’s ongoing series ‘Emergent Behavior’ (2011 – ) – creating something magical from everyday objects to explore how order emerges from chaos.

Fascinated by self-organizing systems in nature such as termite mounds, swarming locusts, schooling fish and flocking birds, the artist mimicked their behavour. By constructing installations in his studio from unexpected materials found in chosen locations, and then returning back to photograph them, he shows not how we humans impose our will to nature, but how nature imposes its will on our stuff.

“By placing them where they seem least to belong, I aim to tweak the margins of our visual vocabulary and to invite fresh interpretations of everyday things.”

Thomas Jackson - Emergent Behavior

Thomas Jackson – Emergent Behavior