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Eric Jacobson
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Red Hook

Genre:Abstract;


ARTIST STATEMENT: My sculpture is an evolving process, influenced by observations in life as well as sculpture from the past. (mine and others) Lately I am exploring the juxtaposition of form, line and sound. This work incorporates curved brass tubing with mobiles, sound producing mobile elements, and water. I am very intrigued by balance and tension and juxtaposition. There are "layers" that make up each person's life history and mind, and I therefore create layers in my sculpture to symbolize this. I often see things in the world as having an "inner and an outer", sometimes revealed to the world at large and sometimes hidden. My sculptures also involve the relationship of the natural and man-made environments and the balance or imbalance between them. My work is inspired by a variety of sources. I have been influenced by such diverse styles as mandalas, "Contructivism", "drawing in space" and of course, nature: artists like Calder, David Smith, Mark Di Suvero, Miro, Picasso, etc. My stained glass work includes steel "frames", often octagonal that enclose a series of elements floating within this environment. I have been exploring the use of depth(perspective), color and balance in my work.
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  • Fountainmobile I
    2008
    Brass tubing and cymbal parts   4" wide, 5" 7" high, 4' 2" deep
    This musical sculpture was constructed of brass tubing, cut cymbals and horn bells. It has and organic, growing quality .

  • Fountainmobile II
    2009
    Brass tubing and brass forms   3" 6" wide, 6' heigh, 5' deep
    This constructed sculpture is composed of brass tubing and cut/formed brass shapes.

  • Brassmobile I
    2012
    Brass tubing and brass forms   20" h, 13" deep, 8"wide
    The first and smallest of the series this piece is made from brass tubing and cut brass shapes.

  • Brassmobile II
    2012
    Brass tubing and cymbal parts
    This sculpture is constructed of bent brass tubing and pieces cut from cymbals. The mobile in the center has a ringer which sounds the cymbals. It can be on a table top or outdoors.

  • Brassmobile III
    2012
    Brass tubing and cymbal parts
    This piece is composed of brass tubing and forms cut from cymbals. The forms move and clink together to create sounds.

  • Brassmobile IV
    2012
    Brass tubing and cymbal parts
    This constructed mobile consists of hand bent tubing and moving elements cut from cymbals. It is designed to move and create pleasant sounds as it does so. This sculpture, like others in the series c

  • Brassmobile V
    2012
    Brass tubing and cymbal parts
    Constructed of bent brass tubing and cut cymbal shapes.The pieces move and periodically create sounds. This piece can be on a coffee table or outdoors as part of a water feature. The sculptures in
 








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