A recent recipient of a BFA in Sculpture from Brigham Young University, Levi Jackson heads outdoors to build installations in natural settings, which he photographs then dismantles. An eco-conscious thread runs through his work. "ReIntroduction," a Jackson piece from earlier this year, offers a powerful comment on a failed oil well in the Utah countryside. The well, which was abandoned in the 50s, continues to leak harmful saline water to this day. Jackson conceptually recreated the mess, setting up 25 salt-filled acrylic boxes near the drill site.
â€œI was reintroducing these things in ways that are positive and beautiful,â€ said Jackson. â€œThat salt will leach into the soil, but the point of the thing is nature will overcome our impacts as long as itâ€™s not perpetuated.â€