Nourish by Diane Jacobs *LIBRARIAN'S CHOICE AWARD!

The wondrous power of the sun and moon mark our cycles of circular and linear time. We rely on them for light, energy, warmth, and continuity. The oceans and forests create habitat for a diversity of species whose existence we depend on, yet many of our human choices harm the earth. The burning of fossil fuels, pollution, and exploitation of land distresses our relationship with this majestic planet. Join me on a pictorial journey to celebrate the wonders of our natural and created world. Nourish is a book about hope and stewardship, as the drum symbolizes the heartbeat—the pulse of life—it connects us all. The eight twice-folded folios printed on both sides of the paper have endured over 100 runs through a Vandercook letterpress. I explored new artistic territory in this project; investigating color by mapping out fifteen different multi-color reduction relief prints, and experimenting with layered images on transparent paper. Congratulations Diane Jacobs, a LIBRARIAN’S CHOICE AWARD winner for FEAST!

Artist Bio

Diane Jacobs received her MFA in printmaking from San Francisco State University in 1996. She is a recipient of a 2012 Individual Project Grant Award from the Regional Arts & Cultural Council. Previously she received a 2009 Professional Development Grant and two Individual Project Grant Awards in 2008 and 2005 also from RACC. In 2010 she received a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission. In 2000, Diane received a juror's award from Artadia. The San Francisco Foundation awarded Diane a James D. Phelan Award in printmaking in 1997. She also received a Leo D. Stillwell graduate scholarship, an International Rotary Foundation Graduate Scholarship, an Artists' Book Residency Grant from the Women's Studio Workshop (Rosendale, NY), and a Kala Art Institute Fellowship (Berkeley, CA). Diane has exhibited nationally for the past 17 years. Her artist books are part of many important collections including the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the New York Public Library, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Yale University and Stanford University among others.