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  • Kurt Jackson: Grangemouth at Night Smoke and Lights

Kurt Jackson is a British artist who creates large-scale paintings that reflect natural landscapes while highlighting environmental concerns. A great campaigner for sustainable living, Jackson revels in the genuine wildness of the Scottish landscape and often paints outside in nature.

This image by Jackson of the oil refinery and chemical works in Grangemouth on the river Forth depicts diabolical flames belching an unnatural yellow smoke into the dark skies. Originally a painting, the artist worked with Dovecot weavers to interpret this work as a gun-tufted rug.

The alarming message of climate change is felt in this impressive work, however, the yellows and pinks expelled by the refinery take on a nearly abstract quality, creating a beautiful image independent of the subject matter. Dovecot weavers used many natural wools for this work, with the resulting image taking on a powerful presence as a large rug.

Edition 4/7 is currently available for sale.

This piece will be included in Dovecot’s curated selection of works for Collect 2021, international art fair for contemporary craft and design. Browse Dovecot’s online exhibition via Collect partner Artsy from 26 February 2021

Visit our virtual Collect 2021 booth

Dovecot Tapestries & Rugs at Messums, Wiltshire

Dovecot Tapestries & Rugs at Messums, Wiltshire

9 March 2019 to 28 April 2019
ONLINE Dovecot x Collect 2021

ONLINE Dovecot x Collect 2021

26 February 2021 to 2 March 2021

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