Peixe (l)

Wearable marionette

Silver, shells, beach sand

58 x 20 x 19 cm

Koen Jacobs 2017

Tartaruga (r)

Wearable marionette

Silver, rock crystals,

sugar crystals, beads

Koen Jacobs 2017

Camaleão (l) 

Shoulder piece

Silver, silicium carbide,

Fimo, rhinestones

18 x 8 x 30 cm 

Koen Jacobs 2017

Sapo (r)

Bracelet

Goldplated-Silver,

enamel powder, Fimo

11 x 15 x 4 cm

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

Tucano

Wearable marionette

Silver, paint, soil, seeds

55 x 12,5 x 22 cm

Koen Jacobs 2017

Jacaré (r)

Double brooch/ object

Silver, silicium carbide, Fimo

35 x 19 x 5 cm 

Koen Jacobs 2018

Dendrobates (l)

Brooch

Silver, silicium carbide, Hematite

10 x 10 x 3 cm 

Koen Jacobs 2018

Iguana

Shoulder piece

Silver, paint, Labradorite, 

Fimo, glass pearls

18 x 8 x 30 cm 

Koen Jacobs 2018

Arara 

Wearable marionette

Silver, Azurite, Citrine,

pigment, beads

59 x13 x 19 cm

Koen Jacobs 2018

Flor de Medusa (l)

Wearable marionette

Silver, resin, sand, shells, 

black pearl

11 x 10 x 54 cm 

Koen Jacobs 2018

Água-Viva (r)

Wearable marionette

Silver, resin, sand, shells, 

pink pearl

11 x 11 x 56 cm 

Koen Jacobs 2018

Lagosta

Shoulder piece

Silver, Agate, black pearls

36 x 18 x 5 cm 

Koen Jacobs 2019

Dragão do mar (l)

Wearable marionette

Silver, resin, sand, shells

29 x 18 x 55 cm 

Koen Jacobs 2018

Flamingo (r)

Wearable marionette

Silver, Amethyst

22 x 18 x 54 cm 

Koen Jacobs 2018

Sonho de Medusa

Wearable marionette

Silver, resin, Citrine, Cook Island-

and black pearl

60 x 16 x 16 cm

Koen Jacobs 2018

Basilisco

Shoulder piece

Silver, Silicium Carbide, 

chrysoprase

35 x 8 x 18 cm 

Koen Jacobs 2019

Unicórnio

Wearable marionette

Silver, Labradorite,

Celadonite, Amethyst

23 x 8 x 52 cm 

Koen Jacobs 2019

Tartaruga Marinha

Wearable marionette

Silver, Silicium Carbide, peridot

20 x 23 x 46 cm 

Koen Jacobs 2019

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