Elijah Jackson. Polyphony
May 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - June 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm | FREE
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Elijah Jackson was established in the year of 2000 and is currently residing in Lawrence, Kansas. He recently graduated from Lawrence High School. He has been involved in art classes throughout high school in Photography, Ceramics and Drawing. He has been involved in band as well – playing the clarinet for 6 years. His work has been both illustrative as well as experimental. Elijah also illustrated for the school newspaper and was in stARTup at the Lawrence Arts Center. He plans to attend the Milwaukee institute of Art and Design and is undecided on a major for now.
Polyphony, meaning many voices, is a musical term for a song that involves combining two or more individual melodies simultaneously harmonizing with each other. My work explores my personal interests of musical instruments and the connection of music and art. At the base level music is an organization of sounds that connect back into nature. I am inspired by the works of Rembrandt and Caravaggio which and I explore through dramatic portraiture. There are terms for the sounds produced by the environment including Anthrophony (sounds produced by humans), biophony are sounds produced by the animals and Geophony being sounds produced by the earth. These different voices are what influence art.