Jim Jacobs is a sculptural artist based in Ogden, Utah. Jacobs received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Jacksonville University in Florida and his Master’s of Fine Arts from East Carolina University in North Carolina, both having a concentration in painting. In 1985 Jacobs moved to Utah where he taught visual arts at Weber State University up until 2015. Inspired by the relationship between humans and the environment, he began incorporating woven tree branches into his sculptural paintings, eventually evolving into the use of milled lumber, wooden tools, furniture and human hair. Jacobs believes wood is deeply entwined in our lives –  it has a physicality and a relationship to our bodies which lends itself to be metaphors for us, our social and political idiosyncrasies and, in particular, our role in nature.