Jacob began making art in Chicago in the early 1990s, channeling his ideas into sculptures and works on paper. Since he was a child he showed an interesting in sculpting, painting and drawing. And after spending most of his career in business, he has returned to his love of art.
He uses 3D scans to capture the silhouette of popular pop-culture status symbols, from popsicles to Jordan sneakers. With the help of cast resin, the structures gain shape. It is hard to imagine what a steady hand Jacob needed to decorate his works of art.
For example, Jacob’s completely hand-set bespoke Air Jordan Golds is similar to the decorative sculpture (with over 140,000 Swarovski crystals hand-set on hard resin no less) he made for the 2016 Market Art and Design show in the Hamptons but with one important distinction – you can actually wear his 2018 Air Jordan Golds.
“My work for a long time was sculpture, and my large Air Jordan sculpture was mistaken by many as wearable, and I received hundreds of requests in the last year. So much demand but I finally decided to do a mini-launch in my favorite color of my favorite Jordans, the Pinnacle,” said Daniel Jacob.