Ethan Jackson is a visual artist and designer working with light, optics, and images. His projects include immersive optical installations in architecture, still and moving imagery about place and perception, interactive & generative digital works, photography, and video. Look at the Overview page, read current News or explore the various projects below.
March 1, 2015 – Current projects include an ongoing public art commission for the City of Denver’s new West Denver Public Library. Ethan is working on a permanent large scale camera obscura quarter-dome high in the ‘Storytime Tower’ feature, a prominent part of the Children’s area. Due for completion this year, the project will involve [more…]
Ethan Jackson is a visual artist and designer working with light, optics, and image. His projects include immersive optical installations in architecture, still and moving imagery about place and perception, interactive & generative digital works, photography, and video. His practice has grown from photography to installation, sculpture and beyond, with an underlying interest in optics and [more…]
Architectural Optics includes installations in interior space using light as material, composed or sculpted by simple optics- lenses, mirrors, and the surfaces of rooms. The works are unique to their sites, uniting interior space with the surrounding landscape, and creating contemplative environments where viewers’ perception slowly expands. Ethan Jackson’s large-scale optical installations transform interior architectural [more…]
Jackson’s early interest and formal training in photography led to an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He works in traditional darkroom techniques as well as digital, and his interest in the underlying history, physics, and theory of photography, optics and visual perceptions have led him into experimental installations with optics. His photographic [more…]
Video & Digital works include video installations and digital projections that are created by computer, either in response to viewer’s presence or actions, or based on factors like sensor input or randomness. The works have no set dimensions and are always being re-created in a unique form. They offer an appealing mystery to curious viewers, [more…]