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Crest, 2017 Maple Grafted To Apple Branches 83" X 138" X 92" © Jim Jacobs
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Jim Jacobs, 2017 Maple Grafted To Apple Branches 83" X 138" X 92" © Jim Jacobs
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Thorns (willow branch with human hair grafts), 2017 Human Hair Grafted To A Willow Branch With Graphite 6" X 2" X 2" © Jim Jacobs
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Mika, 2017 Human Hair Grafted To A Willow Branch 60" X 9" X 3" © Jim Jacobs
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Absalom, 2017 Cherry Branch With 35 Human Hair Grafts 50" X 46" X 21" © Jim Jacobs
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Inversion, 2016 Maple Strips Grafted To A Mountain Mahogany Branch 138" X 72" X 105" © Jim Jacobs
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Vigilance, 2016 Cherry Lumber Grafted To Cherry Branches 138" X 55" X 85" © Jim Jacobs
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detail of Vigilance, 2016 © Jim Jacobs
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Tap, 2016 Laminated Cherry Lumber Strips With Sledge Hammer Head Grafted To A Cherry Tree Trunk 63"X3"X33" © Jim Jacobs
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Slip, 2016 Maple Strips Grafted To A Mulberry Branch 46" X 110" X 14" © Jim Jacobs
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Spiral, 2016 Laminated Maple Strips Grafted To A Cherry Limb 75" X 104" X 72" © Jim Jacobs
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Ouroboros, 2016 Laminated Maple Strips With Clothespin Spring Grafted To An Apple Limb 30" X 18"X 11" © Jim jacobs
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Flagellate, 2016 Laminated Maple Strips Grafted To An Apple Limb 46"X78"X25" © Jim Jacobs
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Cascade, 2016 Maple Strips Grafted To A Mulberry Limb 88" X 144" X 108" © Jim Jacobs
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detail of Cascade, 2016 © Jim Jacobs
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Delude, 2016 Laminated Maple Strips Grafted To A Hawthorn Limb With Hammer Head 52"X2"X20" © Jim Jacobs
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Stalk, 2016 Laminated Maple Strips Grafted To A Maple Limb 78"X32"X12" © Jim Jacobs
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Scribe, 2016 Cherry Lumber Strips Grafted To A Cherry Limb And Pencil 65" X 30" X 22" © Jim Jacobs
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Commander Ga, 2014 Cherry Lumber Grafted To Cherry Limb 86" X 72" X 54" © Jim Jacobs
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Dowsing Rods 7&8, 2016 Maple Lumber Grafted To Mountain Mahogany Limbs 138" X 55" X 85" © Jim Jacobs
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Snow College Gallery Exhibition, 2017 © Jim Jacobs
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Graft Project

Intersections fascinate me. Grafting, in the traditional sense, is a process used to join two distinct plants, often trees, to make them more productive. In Graft natural tree limbs are grafted to milled lumber, wooden tools, furniture, and human hair. These works—gangly, elegant, contrived, fragile, and at times self-destructive—are reflections on our peculiar relationship with the natural world. In one sense, as evolution has shown, humans and their productions are clearly as much a part of the natural world as any other life form. Our skyscrapers are as much a part of nature as the honeycomb of the bee and, in fact, replicate some analogous structural principles. Noted conceptual artist and systems thinker, Hans Haake famously said, “The difference between ‘nature’ and technology is only that the latter is man-made.” Yet, there are reasons to believe we are somehow different from the rest of the natural world. We’ve invoked both science and religion to explain the apparent division. We position ourselves above nature by declaring that we are its stewards. We position ourselves below by elevating the rest of nature to a romantic ideal. We look for natural cures and natural foods. We seek Natural Light beer and Nature Valley granola bars. And, even if we erase the ideas that purportedly separate us from the natural world, the most powerful factor distinguishing us as a species remains: our disproportionate impact on the environment.

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