About Linda Jacobs
Born 1950, Bronx, NY. Always "obsessed" with drawing, coloring, playing the piano. First generation American. Lived teen life on Long Island. Hicksville, Huntington. Studied art at School of Visual Arts. Massachusettes College of Art and Pratt. Studied with Robert Mangold, Mel Bochner, Brice Marden. This path took me on quite a bumpy road.
Have exhibited in NYC, Boston, and NJ. See website for more details. www.lindabergerjacobs.com. Dropped out of art world in early 80s. Married, became spiritual and a mother. Raised a family. Three kids, four grandchildren. Thought I was over art, but it kept haunting me. A surprise visit from an old colleague got me inspired to reacquaint to doing art again.
My work is a map and composite of ideas, objects, perceptions and experiments. I am moved by the magic in the process of making art. My technique, developed in the late 60s, is a reductive process that incorporates pastels, oil, turpentine, pen and ink. I build up a surface using pastels mixed with oil and turpentine; and then attempt to erase it by rubbing off and blending various layers. I use rags, towels and sponges instead of brushes. I have control of my image and color choices but do not have full control of what happens chemically as the pastels, oils and turp. interact with the paper.. I am always surprised by the end results and am humbled by its own natural consequences.
L. B. Jacobs