6th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial 2018

6 June - 9 September 2018, Exhibition Hall ARSENALS, Riga, Latvia

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16_Women on the north bank(700)Women on the north bank of a river, 2016, exhibited in the 6th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial 2018

This installation of 43 objects is inspired by the duality of yin and yang: everything is connected, not one without the other.
The title is a combination of yin – the female principle in nature; negative; passive; black – and yang – the north bank of a river (the sunny side); positive; active; white.
About half of the objects have tops covered in white lacquer paint, the other half black lacquer paint. The red inside stands for unity, the differently coloured bottom edges symbolise diversity.
The objects are shaped and stiffened to portray different human characteristics like shyness, braveness, strength, weakness, humbleness, and brazenness.

"This project will reveal the mutual relation between artist and society today, and will accentuate national or ethnographic roots of different cultures. The theme IDENTITY will unfold in a wide range of aspects: historical, social, artistic, personal, philosophical."

The Collage Ideas Book

I am very honoured that some of my collages are featured in Alannah Moore's new book The Collage Ideas Book, 2018, ILEX, Octopus Publishing Group, London
The little book is full of big ideas from contemporary collage artists. Very diverse and inspiring.

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Miniartextil Como 2017 opening in Montrouge

Family Secrets-my work in Miniartextil ComoFamily Secrets, 2017, part of the travelling exhibition Miniartextil Como 2017 - Borderline

7 - 25 February 2018 -
Le Beffroi, Montrouge, Paris, F
8 March - 25 April 2018 -
Le Chateau du Valfleury, Gif-sur-Yvette, F

‘Miniartextil’ is an annual international exhibition of contemporary art showing the best in Textile Art, an art sector with a revolutionary approach to the textile heritage and its materials.

Featured in Patchwork Professional

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My own 'favourite work' featured in Patchwork Professional 01-2018. Happy to this follow up of my artist’s portrait and studio presentation in PP 03-2008 and 03-2011. Here it is hanging in my home. Work on the left by Belgian fiber artist Lia Fleming. On the chest one of my mixed media miniatures Charlie I - Stream of consciousness.


Video link to a mysterious lake (ven)
VEN, Mirjam Pet-Jacobs ©2018, 31 sec.
I made a new short movie dealing with reality and how we perceive it, how it can be influenced. We all have different realities; we all interpret things in a different way.
The footage was taken on a beautiful daybreak, with damp rising up from a small lake. By reversing the movie (the damp actually moved to the sun - to the warmth), and by adding music with suspense and letting the movie go B&W at the end the mood has changed completely. What will happen, what can we expect?