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  • voyeurs/provocateurs

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  • unnatural nature

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category:  Voyeurs/Provocateurs
Raked Leaves

This artwork is on view at the Museum of Arts and Design in the exhibition " Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities."

The phenomena of the natural world have often provided inspiration for my work.  Nature, like magic, delights in transformations.  My work seeks to define the transformative moment when the commonplace transcends to the supernatural and our sense of disbelief is suspended. My works blur the boundaries among the traditional media of painting, sculpture, and photography. 

Using paper, styrene, acrylic, vinyl, neoprene, wax, and hair, among other materials, I construct each diorama while viewing it through the lenses.  I work the entire surface simultaneously with tweezers and brushes, rearranging features and structures until the composition and color scheme emerge.  The scene is completed when the illusion of space and time is sufficiently autonomous and takes on a life of its own. - Segment of Artist Statement by Patrick Jacobs

Image courtesy of the artist.


Cast neoprene, styrene, acrylic, vellum, concrete, cat hair, ash, talc, starch, wood, steel, lighting, BK7 glass