3 Things: Martha Jackson Jarvis’ Markings II
In mid-January, Martha Jackson Jarvis installed her Markings II on our front lawn as part of AAC’s exhibition CSA: Forty Years of Community-Sourced Art. Here are three things to know about Martha’s artwork:
1.) Martha’s work frequently reflects the vernacular of the south and specifically agriculture. The form of her piece is loosely based on a winnowing house – a structure used in farming to separate the grain from the chaff.
2.) Markings II depicts severed chicken feet, but the forms are meant to be read in a variety of ways – perhaps too as hands or tree roots.
If you’re planning to stop by the grounds this weekend to check out Martha’s work, bring the kids to our Tiffany Workshop while you enjoy our 40th anniversary exhibition in the galleries or on the grounds.
One more interesting thing to note, is that while our public art pieces are part of the CSA show, they will be in place more than a month longer than the indoor exhibition – Martha’s piece and the other two on the grounds will be on view until May 20.