We are very proud to announce that sculptors Laura Jacobs and Lourdes Shay are being featured in our galleries. Stop by to see their exquisite creations.
Laura Jacobs is an American mixed media artist and sculptor. Jacobs is most recognized for her mixed media series that critically addresses issues of gender identity. In her humorous yet complex ensembles, she touches on the inclination of women to succumb to society's dictates and the tragedy hidden behind the "desire to be desired". Found objects like smashed glass, broken mirrors or objects from the sea are transformed into sculptures resembling animated foundation garments, corsets, bra's and shoes. Combining both elements of sexuality and comedy, her series provokes questions on the perception and image of women in society. Her work reflects a critical response to how the aesthetics influenced by the modern porn-industry and plastic surgery have created a dual and circus-like image of female bodies and sexuality. Her piece "Starved For Attention" is posted here.
Lourdes Mora-Shay-Cuban born artist raised in Spain where she was influenced by art and sculpture throughout Europe and years of travel. She has a passion for mixed media sculpting and acrylic painting. Each one of her sculptures is one of a kind. They are stone art and made with carved styro-foam and plaster, while using various natural elements such as leather skins, tree bark, fabrics and beads. She will incorporate collected pieces like seeds, or bone, metals, silver, brass or copper. Her piece "Malaya" is posted here.