Tueday September 20th, 2011, 7:00
Born in England in 1969, Thorn Jacobs was a highly creative child in various media, often winning prizes in contests until her early teens, when anxiety, depression and sexism took their creative toll on her evolving practice. She attended Red Deer College and then the University of Calgary, eventually earning a BFA. Jacobs’ work usually emerges from internal, emotional/intuitive sources. A “visionary artist” is possibly the least offensive label to tie on the toe of her body of work. There are strong elements of humour and angst, morbidity and spirituality, childishness, sexuality and feminism evident in many of the pieces she produces. They usually depict women, bodies, toys, and/or horses.