Ferne Jacobs

Ferne Jacobs

FERNE JACOBS_CV (PDF)

When I begin a piece, I create a line by wrapping thread around a cord, with a color that has been on my mind. From then on, I live in a mystery, creating each cell (wrap) and connection of what I hope is a living form. The cells make up a body, and I have no idea about what it will become until it is finished. Even then, I don’t understand the piece, and only know what went into the making of it. It is a very intimate experience. It and I spend a lot of time together over the course of two to six months. I have the same experience as the viewer when it is completed, and I never come to a conclusion. I see something different every time I look at my work. I get involved with different aspects of it. There is no direct intention, only a hope that it has life and, through that, is moving in some way. To me, that is what makes art such an exciting enriching experience.