“Jacobs’s dioramas provide peeks into a world in which reality is presented in such exquisite detail it begins to look surreal.
The artist draws from art history and garden pest control brochures alike to create miniature 3D works of art, viewed through a circular glass lens. Viewers get the impression that they are looking into another realm, simultaneously natural and constructed, familiar and unknown. In a way, we get a taste for a fish’s life from inside the bowl.”
A bell used by necromancers to communicate with and raise the dead. Rare or even non-existent nowadays, actual practice of using the Bell is archaic and has fallen out of style, in part because of intricacy of making and preparing the bell.
Bell must be made for user (necromancer) and cast at the time of birth of intended user - e.g. born May 23 ‘95 at 7:40pm, bell must be cast in metallic alloy of lead, tin, copper, gold, fixed mercury, iron and silver at 7:40pm May 23 and inscribed with the same date.
To prepare for use, bell must be buried in a grave for seven days. This practice of preparing the Bell by burial in a grave appears to be part of the reason its use has fallen from fashion.