MARJORIE JACOBS

 

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The area where sculpture meets design is my inspiration to create art with a hint at application.
Image and usefulness are both important in my work, sometimes with a preference for one or the other.
The series of small wooden cabinets and boxes give shape to another way of ‘packing’. In this way I make memorial cabinets, boxes for ashes and for money, holders for jewelry and also boxes for games like mikado, dominoes and rummikub.

My jewelry work derives from the same rationale about image and usefulness.
It’s both wearable as it is an ornament hanging on the wall.

My favourite materials are wood for the cabinets and boxes, mixed with others, such as cloth and metal.
For jewelry, I also use paper and rubber.

My work has been acquired by several museums, including:
• Museum voor Moderne Kunst in Arnhem, Netherlands
• Audax Textiel Museum in Tilburg, Netherlands
• Boijmans-van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands
• Museu Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Portugal
• Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany
• Malcolm Knapp collection in New York, USA