Saturday, July 9, 2011

Spotlight: Patrick Jacobs

Speaking of art imitating life, Patrick Jacobs creates hyper realistic portholes. Seriously, wherever his art is displayed is a tiny hole in the wall- his work is illuminated inside of the hole. He uses an insanely diverse range of media to create his compositions- This dandelion, for example,

was made from "Vellum, cast wax, cast neoprene, extruded styrene, acrylic, gel medium, polyurethane, ash, talc, starch, cat hair, wood, copper, tin, steel, vinyl film, acrylite, lighting, BK7 glass" (Source)

If you want to read more about how he makes his art, the NY Times has a terrific article on Jacobs. I first learned about Jacobs on the Museum of Arts and Design website when I was browsing their exhibitions. You can learn more about Patrick Jacobs here.

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