Sharon Jacobus: Mandalas

Sharon Jacobus: Mandalas

April 3 – April 29, 2009

Digital Photography by Sharon Jacobus.

My hope is to see the world fully and to find the hidden beauty in natural and human-made forms. I wish to “see” as much with my heart as with my eyes. My Mandalas aim at finding a spiritual center in whorls of visual elements and present them as points of meditation on the nature of mortality and eternal beauty.

- Sharon Jacobus

Sharon Jacobus (1958-2009) graduated from the University of Connecticut with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Linguistics. Her interest in photography dates back to early childhood when she asked for her own 35mm camera. Her careers in publishing and commercial photography took her to Boston, Washington, D.C., San Diego and Fort Worth. She photographed Italy, Holland, France, Ireland, England and most recently in Machu Picchu, Peru. She began teaching Graphic Communication: Darkroom photography, digital photography and video production in 1999 at Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas. She was especially proud of the many statewide awards won by her students. Her own work was also prizewinning in statewide shows. Stimulated by her husband, Kenneth Benzenhoefer, and his interest in classic cars, she produced a body of work called Car Parts, one of which,Tailspin, appears in this exhibit. The work on display, Mandalas, reflects her strong commitment to finding a spiritual center in natural forms.

Proceeds from sales of artwork in this show will go to the Caitlin Benzenhoefer Education Fund.