The Consequences of… Jacob Livengood
The colors of existential truth, or what an apple has to do with the culture of collaboration.
By Maria Popova
Everything has consequences. And artist Jacob Livengood is out to dissect them in his series The Consequences Of… — a beautiful play on the human condition.
From friendship to pride to possession, the series is a wonderful creative exploration of existential truths through a flurry of pattern and color.
There’s a peculiar recurring apple element in a number of the illustrations, the symbolism is somewhere in the limbo between the artist’s vision and your own interpretation.
We’re particularly taken with this visual ode to the emerging culture of collaboration — a wonderful badge of a movement going stronger by the second of the digital clock.
Explore The Consequences Of… in its entirety — it’s well worth it. You can support Jacob’s work on Society6, the brilliant new social platform for empowering artists by matching them with grants from art supporters, and follow him on Twitter.
Published May 28, 2009