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Jim Jacob

Jim Jacob

Albuquerque, New Mexico

My interest in making drawings of plants began after I started collecting botanical prints from the late nineteenth century.  The prints were initially intended to categorize and label the parts of plant species. Their detail and visual acuity was fascinating because of their scientific origin and artistic execution. . . I’m interested in the life-cycle of the plant- from pod to seedling to mature flowering plant.  In my drawings, the plants take on a more active, often sinister role as they fight with each other for visibility, for life.


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