Artist discusses his digital and 3-D take on Orange County landscape

Excerpt from the Times OC
By Vera Castaneda
March 4, 2021

"The starting point was walking the coastline of Orange County’s beach cities.

Roughly six years ago, artist Jesse Colin Jackson was teaching a class at UC Irvine in which a group of students, who either grew up or moved to O.C., grappled with the question: How does an artist respond to the place they live?

Jackson had moved to O.C. from Canada in 2013 and started to answer the question for himself. He walked along San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach — shooting eight panoramic photos per city, then combining the eight shots to form one digital composition in “The Orange Coast” series.

The six images are one of the pieces included in Jackson’s “Suburban Ecologies” exhibit at the city-owned Great Park Gallery in Irvine..."

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