January’s Artist of the Month Takes a Different Direction
January 21, 2016
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Vintage aesthetics and graffiti take center stage in January’s Artist of the Month display, which showcases the work of senior Robert Jackson.
Located just outside of the school library, the display contains artwork from Jackson’s numerous creative projects.
Not shying away from diversity, the included artwork contains photographs of students in the Ruins Hall complex in Glen Rock, vibrant frames of local wildlife, computer renditions of existing photographs and a unique portrait of past and present students’ faces combined into one cohesive figure.
Student Sam Steines is also involved in the photography courses at Susquehannock.
“Original is how I would describe Rob’s art,” said Steines. “He draws his inspiration from a bunch of different places.”
Next fall, Jackson will be attending Shippensburg University to further study graphic design.
When Jackson heard of his acceptance into Shippensburg, he was excited to have secured a future in the graphic design program.
“I was speechless when my mom told me at the swim meet against Dallastown,” said Jackson. “After everything that has [happened] this past year, getting into college is my greatest accomplishment.”
Science teacher and swimming coach Brian Wingert appreciates Jackson’s contributions to the team.
“Robert has a whole lot of school spirit that he demonstrates loudly,” said Wingert. “He is always supportive of his teammates.”
Jackson has taken many courses offered at Susquehannock to find his passion for graphic design, including: photography, electronic arts and photo design seminar.