Emma Jackson

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Emma Jackson


Australia born 1970, lives and works in Melbourne.

Emma Jackson is an architect with an abiding interest in earth science. She creates large-scale textiles to communicate the complex geometries of deep time, using vivid colours and striking elements to reveal geological behaviour. Jackson’s Time Travellers series of hand knotted rugs effectively express the behaviour of 4 billion years of continental migration in Oceania. These rugs challenge the traditional perception of Australia as a single, static landmass. Each rug represents a unique microcontinent that has travelled through time to reach its current location and will continue to move in the future.