Peixe

Wearable marionette

Silver, shells, beach sand

Koen Jacobs 2017

Tartaruga

Wearable marionette

Silver, rock crystals, sugar crystals, beads

Koen Jacobs 2017

Camaleão

Shoulder piece

Silver, silicium carbide, Fimo, rhinestones

Koen Jacobs 2017

Sapo

Bracelet

Goldplated-Silver, enamel powder, Fimo

Koen Jacobs 2017

Tucano

Wearable marionette

Silver, paint, soil, seeds

Koen Jacobs 2017

The Artificial Kingdom 2017/19

My work is about reliving memories of my childhood. An escape to a child’s naive dreamworld, where they playfully discover the world around them and the beauty of nature. A skeleton is a carrier of past memories and a device for recreating them. Wearing and playing my marionette animal-skeletons will trigger childhood memories and evoke the naive playful child in you. Just like time adds layers to nature and memories, my animal-skeletons are in a process of transformation, creating a new image.

Photographs: Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Koen Jacobs

Movies: Koen Jacobs

Iguana

Shoulder piece

Silver, paint, Labradorite, Fimo, glass pearls

Koen Jacobs 2018

Jacaré

Double brooch/ object

Silver, silicium carbide, Fimo

Koen Jacobs 2018

Dendrobates

Brooch

Silver, silicium carbide, Hematite

Koen Jacobs 2018

Flamingo

Wearable marionette

Silver, Amethyst

Koen Jacobs 2018

Arara

Wearable marionette

Silver, Azurite, Citrine pigment, beads

Koen Jacobs 2018

Dragão do mar

Wearable marionette

Silver, resin, sand, shells

Koen Jacobs 2018

Flor de Medusa

Wearable marionette

Silver, resin, sand, shells, black pearl

Koen Jacobs 2018

Água-Viva

Wearable marionette

Silver, resin, sand, shells, pink pearl

Koen Jacobs 2018

Sonho de Medusa

Wearable marionette

Silver, resin, Citrine, Avaiki- and black pearl

Koen Jacobs 2018

Lagosta

Shoulder piece

Silver, Agate, black pearls

Koen Jacobs 2019

Unicórnio

Wearable marionette

Silver, Labradorite, Celadonite, Amethyst

Koen Jacobs 2019

Basilisco

Shoulder piece

Silver, Silicium Carbide, chrysoprase

Koen Jacobs 2019

© 2019 Koen Jacobs