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Brews Song in Rivers by Anna Jacobson

Brews Song in Rivers

Anna Jacobson

Sitter

Self portrait

Medium

Digital artwork

Dimensions

91 x 91 cm

Representation
The artist represents themselves
Category

Digital Award
Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists

About the artwork and sitter

Jacobson’s visual work draws on the themes explored in her poetry, articulating her internal world with a precision that resonates with viewers and critics.

“Her line drawings, like the poems, are as fine, magical and miraculous as spiders’ webs. Working in tandem, they strengthen the webs, while allowing them to remain graceful and delicate,” writes Arnold Zable.

This self portrait takes its title from the final poem in her recent collection.

          ‘she distils healing

          from poems, brews songs

          in rivers’

“‘Brews Song in Rivers’ is my self-portrait of how I see the world – heightened observations colouring the surfaces.”

About the artist

Anna Jacobson is a Brisbane artist and poet. Her 2019 collection Amnesia Findings won the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. She was awarded a Queensland Writers Fellowship and has been a finalist in the Blake Art Prize, the Marie Ellis Prize and the Olive Cotton Award.

She is doing a PhD, holds a Master of Philosophy (poetry) QUT, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative and Professional Writing) QUT, a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, UQ, and a Bachelor of Photography with Honours from Griffith University.

“‘Brews Song in Rivers’ is my self-portrait of how I see the world – heightened observations colouring the surfaces.”