|The Gaze, mix media monoprint (from Viewer Viewed Series 1)|
In this series, various facets of the self are captured within the tension and
return of 'the gaze'.
Laura is concerned with the notion of the viewer as both the artist and the muse.
|(1, film still) Print on Somerset paper|
|(4, film still), print on Somerset paper)|
In her recent work, Viewer Viewed Series 2, (seen above) Jacobs takes these ideas further by exploring viewing/representing/posing as parts of a dramatic scenario, which then becomes the main theme in the image. She takes fragments from her photographs and works from them using different media and scale, producing a new series of paintings and photographic prints. This changes the context and makes the image unfamiliar again. The narrative is reinvented through this process of veiling and abstraction.