Joanna Jacobs

Girl in Sarong

A series of original mixed media constructions by Joanna Jacobs. Subjects include Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Frida Kahlo, Zapata. All in hand-made silver-gilded frames.

Joanna Jacobs is an artist and film-maker living in the South-West of England. She has a BA in Fine Art from Bath Spa University and is currently studying for an MFA in video at BSU.

Her vivid mixed media works, incorporating old photographs, silver foil, bottlecaps and other objets trouvees are essentially homage to her subjects - people whose personality or achievements have deeply impressed her.

‘Life is painful - it has thorns, like the stem of a rose. Culture and art are the roses that bloom on the stem. The flower is yourself, your humanity. Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself.’
Daisaku Ikeda.


"My great love is colour- I use it as a vehicle to uplift and travel in my imaginary way, enabling myself to transcend both time and space. Inspiration for my work comes both from Mexican folk art, outsider art and human beings who have used their lives to create value for others. I am resourceful using materials that are often discarded by others – The short films I make are visual sweets, also a way to express aspects myself and move on." - Joanna Jacobs

The Artist with Three Mexican Beauties

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