Exhibition of Ceramic work open May 15 – April 5th, Corner Store Merchants, Barker St Castlemaine
While weaning a young person, Jacobs has been washing many more dishes through recent isolation periods in Victoria. This has provoked her to replicate and re-make bowls, plates and platters which are in use in her own home. She has used her fingerprints as a decorative element on the edge of the vessels. These act as a frame for paintings of objects relating to her son’s expanding world and vocabulary. Objects represented in these paintings are those selected from the home or from the dog walk, all seen within a 5km radius.
By making this work, Jacobs aims to create a dictionary of her son’s known words and concepts at this time, demonstrating how she as a parent and a teacher tries to understand her son’s position as he learns, while expressing her own creative identity.
The exhibition runs until 12 June.