Peer deep into the vast hand-crafted landscapes of Brooklyn sculpture artist Patrick Jacobs, who creates intricate three-dimensional dioramas through hours of intense focus and incredible skill. Using a collection of materials including styrene, acrylic, cast neoprene, paper, and so much more, Jacobs constructs a variety of engaging environments ranging from lush green pastures to monochromic forests. Truly exciting places where plants and fungi thrive undiscovered among winding rivers and endless horizons.
The artwork itself is an intriguing paradox. The pieces are embedded and confined within gallery walls with sizes averaging only a few inches in length, yet the works are endless and expansive when viewed through the intimate glass lens. The tight fisheye view combined with creative lighting techniques draw viewers in instantly, forcing you to explore the work from all angles, and satiating the humanistic urge to explore and discover. Sadly, no one can visit these scenes unless looking through the lens, and we are left yearning for the freedom to transcend a dull reality into a storybook setting where the grass is always greener on the other side.
The Intricate Dioramas of Patrick Jacobs