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Artist Margaret Jacobs

M

y father was never really a fan of ‘pop’ music, but could often be heard in our ‘posh’ sitting room (the one with the piano) listening to Beethoven or Brahms, or even classical guitar performances by Julian Bream, or John Williams, while the rest of the family were in the TV sitting room watching Top of The Pops.

Jacobs, a jewelry maker and sculptor residing in Enfield, NH, was born and raised in northern New York, and is an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. She attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, where she graduated with High Honors for her thesis work and received the prestigious Perspectives on Design Award.

Jacobs is known for her sculpture, jewelry and drawings. She uses all three mediums to explore the tension and harmony between natural and man-made objects, often intermingling unexpected and contradicting materials to explore those relationships.

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“I believe in the importance of objects and their power to relay narratives which is why sculpture and jewelry resonates with me so strongly. From early on, storytelling and making have been an integral part of my life and I see my family’s lineage built into my work.

I am interested in exploring the tension and harmony between man-made objects and those occurring in nature. Materials heavily inspire my work—I’m drawn to elements that have a combination of textures or can be used to make a combination of textures and surfaces. For this reason, I primarily use metal in my work”

Rare Magazine | November 2018

Written by Trystanne Cunningham
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