ABOUT THE ARTIST
Glenn S. Jacobsen
Glenn was born and raised in Helena, Montana and has lived in Alaska for the last 23 years. Inspired by his father, an avid hunter, his grandfather, an ex-rodeo cowboy and his mother (his most honest art critic), his passion for art, adventure and the great outdoors started early and grew quickly. Glenn is a self-taught artist, and at a very early age, started drawing and sculpting the people and animals around him. Scenes and animals from a hunting trip, horses in the corral, or simply random people on the street or sitting in church, became the subjects of his early work as a child. In the summer of 1995, Glenn had the opportunity to go to Alaska; a life-long dream had finally come to fruition. Upon seeing the vast expanses of land, numerous herds of caribou and the enormous brown bears, Glenn had found a new home.
'When I thank God for the many gifts and people in my life (and I do), my art is right there at the top of that list. My work has a broad range of mediums and subjects from human figurative and liturgical, to animals. The one commonality that all of my pieces share is detail; be it a track in the dirt, a broken tooth on a bear, or hidden symbolism in a religious piece, there is always something to look at. I thrive off unpredictability and the lurking chaos in what lies just around the next corner. This is how I see the world, and this is how I tell my stories.'