Jack's pieces develop and take form as a result of, and only after, a period of personal research and information gathering. He records in an 'ideas sketchbook' any initial thoughts and preliminary drawings. An important point to note is the impulsive and direct quality of Jack's sketches - often appearing on train tickets, cheque books or other available scraps, a need to record a thought the second it occurs is paramount to ensure his ideas remain fresh. He also gathers inspiratoin through the use of a camera and the jotting down of words and phrases relevant to the experience or moment he is capturing, effectively creating a dialogue and a basis upon which to construct his piece.
An example of one of Jack's 'ideas sketchbooks'.