In many of Jacobs’ sculptures, natural tree limbs are grafted to milled lumber, wooden tools, furniture and human hair. These works – gangly, elegant, contrived, fragile, and at times, self-destructive – are reflections on our peculiar relationship with the natural world. “Whether we see nature through the lens of a steward or a romantic, our disproportionate impact on the environment will always distinguish us as a species,” the artist notes.
Crest. Maple grafted to apple branches, 83in x 138in x 92in. Courtesy of the artist.