The Cocklebur Archive

The Cocklebur Archive is a collection of experimental poetry and prose embodying and contextualizing the concepts that serve as the foundation of Jackson’s artistic practice. There are 15 copies in the total edition. The publication is 8.5 × 11 inches, coil bound, and contains 19 poems, 6 of which have unique letterpress embossments. Language oscillates between sparse, minimal configurations and dense, descriptive masses of prose that lack punctuation or formality, but capture the saturated imagery and unique vocabulary embedded in the history of the family deer camp. On the back of each page is a single line of morse code originating from a long list of around 50 significant GPS coordinate locations marked by family members.

Artwork Info

Type of Work artist publication
Medium publication
Dimensions 8.5" x 11"
Subject Matter conceptual art, experimental creative writing

Artist Info

Jackson Smith

Joined: May 10, 2016

Rights: All Rights Reserved

Appears In 1 Album

40 items

Jackson Mills Smith BFA Intermedia Thesis Fall 2020