Cecile Jacobs is an acclaimed fabric artist who brings a unique fusion of hand-embroidery, appliqué, beading, paint and other techniques to create spectacular wall and door-hangings.
Her complex work grew from her own experiences with breast cancer and contains messages about the positive power of life.
An exhibit of her work runs Sept. 13 to Dec. 31 at the Nanaimo Museum.
Jacobs’s mission is to inspire recently diagnosed cancer patients with optimism.
Spirit of Life, the title of the exhibition and her central work, shares her themes: good comes out of bad; life can be even better after devastation; and the harmony of the universe.
She frequently incorporates Celtic designs into her work to express ideas, philosophies and optimism.
She also created a special piece, called Nanaimo – Rainbows, to honour and express her feelings toward the city.
The Nanaimo Museum also presents textiles from its collection, which creates echoes of the past and complements the artist’s works.
Jacobs criss-crossed Asia for three years while working on her most recent series Harmony: the Hand of God in Asia.
This was completed in 2011 and will be unveiled at this upcoming exhibition.
Her work can be found in private and institutional collections on four continents.
Nanaimo Museum is located in the Port of Nanaimo Centre on Commercial Street, next to Serious Coffee.
For more information, please visit www.nanaimomuseum.ca or call 250-753-1821.