Depth Series

  Ethosphere 11  oil on canvas 42 x 42 inches (107 x 107 cm) 2016

Ethosphere 11
oil on canvas
42 x 42 inches (107 x 107 cm)
2016

  Ethosphere 14  Acrylic on Masonite 55 x 40 inches 2016

Ethosphere 14
Acrylic on Masonite
55 x 40 inches
2016

  Ethosphere 13  Oil on Canvas  53 x 42 inches (135 x 107 cm) 2016

Ethosphere 13
Oil on Canvas
53 x 42 inches (135 x 107 cm)
2016

  The Movement  Oil on Canvas 24 x 18 inches 2017

The Movement
Oil on Canvas
24 x 18 inches
2017

Ethosphere 9 - Sarah Jacobs

Ethosphere 9
32 x 28 inches (81 x 71 cm)
oil on canvas
2015

Ethosphere 7 - Sarah Jacobs

Ethosphere 7
30 x 27 inches (76 x 69 cm)
oil on canvas
2015

Ethosphere 8
20.25 inches (51 cm) diameter
acrylic, paper, mirror, and wood
2015

Chashama 4.jpg

Ethosphere 10
30 x 24 inches (76 x 61 cm)
acrylic on wood
2015

In the Depth Series patterns, which normally flatten an image, are manipulated to appear to have volume. The result of this can look dramatic and confusing.  In 2014 Sarah Jacobs was first hired to teach a course in 2-D Design. The lessons affected her artwork as much as her students'.  Among other lessons she covered tricks artists can use to play with flatness and volume. These included the use of gradients (as seen in Ethospheres 11, 13, and 9), metric projections (Ethospheres 10 & 13), highlights and shadows (Ethosphere 7), overlapping and size changes to indicate distance (Ethosphere 14 and The Movement), and even the use of a mirror (Ethopshere 8).