About Robert Jacobs
Robert Jacobs is a versatile
artist with over twenty-five years of professional
His work can be seen in California art galleries from Marin
to San Diego Counties.
Robert's recent works
"Icon" and "Divine Surrender" use archetypal themes to
express emotional, psychological, and spiritual
Since I was a child, I have been fascinated with
mythology. I have kept that fascination alive in my artwork, which
portrays the emotional, psychological, and spiritual transformation
that we all experience. Each human life is unique, yet woven
together with all humanity through universal emotions and collective
human consciousness. The imagery of dreams, mythology and religion
share the archetypal symbols that convey illustrations of
transformation. These symbols and the human form itself connect us
all in a common experience. The image and likeness of the human
figure displays the mortal and the divine. The form of expression
for my artwork follows the surrealistic imagery of dreams and myth.
We are the heroes and heroines of our own dreams and mythic lives.
The most transformative moments of life are surreal ó a shift of
time, space and perception ó giving us a glimpse of reality that
transcends ordinary experience, allowing us to see through the
waking dream of our lives.
My intention in the
process of making art is to use the medium of clay transformed to
bronze, or paint applied to canvas, to convey ideas and emotions
that transcend that medium, creating an experience of communication
far greater than the form through which it is conveyed. For myself,
the creative process often begins with the arrival of visual
concepts and word imagery in the form of poetry. The surreal and
dreamlike quality of the word images connect the concepts of
mythological and archetypal forms of the subconscious mind to the
conscious processes of sculpture and painting which follow. I have
endeavored to hone my artistic skills to rise to the task of
reaching that depth of communication of the profound and the
sublime, when technique becomes second nature, and the visual poem
can be heard in the human heart and mind.
These are lofty goals: to express the intangible and transcendent in
physical forms. Yet, isnít this the goal of human experience
itself? It is the artists and the poets who make a career of these
aspirations. Artistic success is first fulfilled in the depth of
passion within the artist, and brought to fruition by the perception
of the audience. The audience completes the circle of the creative
process. The point of time and space that an artist occupies is
quite small, but the connection an artist can make with the infinite
imagination is limitless.