Michael Zakian, Director,
Frederick Weissman Museum of Art
Linda Jacobson's paintings represent a pure form of nature mysticism. They arise from her conviction that the world is a beneficent place. Even when the earth seems neutral or indifferent, it nevertheless contains a positive force for healing and growth...
LINDA JACOBSON: THE SHAMAN’S TREE AND THE LANDSCAPE OF ENERGY
By Peter Frank
No image embodies the spirit and credo of shamanic practice like the single tree, standing alone, possibly bearing leaves and/or fruit but invariably revealing its essential structure. Having pursued study of shamanism for decades, going on power journeys and vision quests in widely disparate locales, painter Linda Jacobson focuses naturally, almost instinctively, on the shamanic tree as her basic subject.
"... the feminine energy – which doesn't mean male or female but the loving, nurturing, creative energy – is the next phase of the planet. I think that's where we're headed. Being able to be in that place of coming from within and expressing that flow."
– "Shamanism in a Strange Land" Coagula Feb. 2017: Issue #115
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