Elizabeth Smith Jacobs
Elizabeth has been
teaching art for over twenty-five years and has been an exhibiting
artist for the last twelve. She has a BFA from SUNY Purchase and a
Masters in Art Education from NYU. She has owned and
operated The Clay Studio in Montclair since 1991. Jacobs is a mixed
media artist who works in a wide variety of materials, from clay to
to photography, from metal to fabric, from cement to bones.
Commissions & Public Art
was commissioned by the Anastasopoulos Family to create a
memorial for their son Tony who was killed on the railroad
tracks at the age of Seventeen. I decided to use a dilapidated
bench, located next to Montclair High School, as an armature
in which to tell Tony’s story, celebrate his life,
and remind the kids as to how dangerous the tracks can be.
I built over the existing bench with Styrofoam and cement
using the Polyadam Cement system. Each surface of the bench
is embedded with his words, his story, and how he was killed.
On the side is a plaque with a poem his brother Jason wrote
for him, as well as baby brother Sasha’s tiny footprints.
Krausers Chairs Commission
A R T
Recent Paintings: 2017
Paintings / Pastels: Fall 2014