Like Lines Being Drawn Onto Paper. Koen Jacobs Silver Skeletons

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Published: 10.05.2020
Koen Jacobs. Body piece: Saiwala, 2018. Silver, resin, Avaiki pearl, black pearl. 53 x 7 x 7 cm. Photo by: Koen Jacobs. From series: The Artificial Kingdom. Wearable marionette. Koen Jacobs
Body piece: Saiwala, 2018
Silver, resin, Avaiki pearl, black pearl
53 x 7 x 7 cm
Photo by: Koen Jacobs
From series: The Artificial Kingdom

Wearable marionette

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The artist utilizes a closely held story to communicate something both personal and universal - an easy and usual task for jewelry. Koen Jacobs silver skeletons embody childhood drawings and they ask the questions - how do we balance who we are with who we were; when we look back are we seeing ourselves bathed in rose coloured light; and if we return to those moments, would we kill our darlings.