Mudflat Art. Condensed from Figures Against The Sky [1967]. William Jackson, text, photographer.

Mudflat Art. Condensed from Figures Against The Sky [1967]

Berkeley: The Carson Jackson Fund, dating uncertain. Pamphlet. [12]p., alkaline glazed paperstock with text and photos (ten, counting cover images; fullpage and in color) printed professionally, softbound in 9x6 inch wraps. A little edgeworn with light crimping along spinefold, a clean sound unmarked copy. The outdoors gallery was bordered by a huge highway interchange with heavy commute traffic; it was a site for sore heads, as traffic usually was slow enough to get good views. After a decade or so, these driftwood nailings were ended upon wetlands-preservation advice.

Photographer-writer Jackson was the first Emeryville mudflat toiler in this vinyard, gave it up after a half-dozen creations and the appearance of other toilers; but he came back many times to shoot and to admire, and chat up the artists. Oakland Museum owns some of his camerawork. As for "uncertain" dating of this booklet, it has to postdate 1965 (his four-page introduction) and looks to be later than 1967, the year he appends to his author-line.

Cat.No: 234218

Price: $22.00