Thought Forms 18×24″ $80 code 82-96
The Eye, Space, Ladder and the Light Being 12×16″ $40 code 82-56
Saturn 12×16″ $80 code 82-52
Mind Boat 12×16″ $80 code 82-59 / 9×12″ $40 code 82-47
Watching The Mind 9×12″ $75 code 82-48
READ 9×12″ $45 code 82-119
Strange Land 9×12″ $55 code 82-113
JACOB ROLFE is a Nova Scotia-based artist known for his illustrative prints depicting some of life’s more important issues including: literacy, the environment, organic farming, dreams… and cats. A new series presented for this exhibition at General Fine Craft explores the subjects of meditation and trans-personal consciousness, topics which intrigued him while travelling in New Zealand.
Jacob uses a multiple silkscreen technique to print colourful images on archival papers. His work is distinctive in its use of cartoon-style anthropomorphism, complex patterned backgrounds of inter-twining plants and organisms, poignant slogans and dream-like landscapes. Full of contrast and irony, they also have a charm and familiarity that can quickly draw the viewer into the world of the artist’s imagination.
Raised in Ottawa, Jacob is an actor as well as a screen-printer. He studied printmaking at The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax), politics at Trent University (Peterborough), and now lives on the south shore of Nova Scotia.
He spends his days between the east coast and Ontario, travelling to distant lands with a backpack when he can. His experiences and observations of the world are the inspiration for his work.