The Team Behind The Spread Your Wings Project
Bobby Jacobs is a contemporary sculptor with a passion for creating large-scale work in metal, stone, found wood and hand-forged bronze. He recently sculpted a large-scale pair of Angel Wings named “Love and Courage” that were dedicated at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden commemorating the lives lost in the 10/1/17 tragedy.
Bobby is best known for his Angel Wing and Burl sculptures, which reside in both private and public collections, including Dell Children’s Hospital, in Austin, TX. During a 10-year hiatus from making art, Bobby was a top television executive, serial entrepreneur and COO and co-owner of Chicken Soup for the Soul, one of the World’s most popular non-fiction book series in history.
Bobby brings a lifetime of self-taught mechanical engineering and farm industry equipment skills to his work. In his spare time, he re-builds Range Rovers and services his seven tractors and five vehicles. He is also the primary caretaker of a 400-acre farm in upstate New York that he shares with his wife, Elizabeth.
Bobby’s passion for life and nature is expressed in everything he does from sculpting to building horse barns to growing acres of fresh vegetables and flowers to being a gourmet, farm-to-table chef.
Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs is a recognized Earthworks artist with works in public and private collections. She is passionate about communicating the relationship of the human body and spirit to nature and the earth in all creative endeavors.
Elizabeth is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy, and pioneered the field of Creative Behaviorism, a proprietary methodology that awakens the creative process in artists and non-artists alike, maximizing their human and spiritual potential. To apply these principles with individuals and groups, she developed Creative Awakenings™, a program that integrates this methodology with various wellness modalities. Creative Awakenings has become a highly in-demand program that she teaches at exclusive resorts and spas.
Elizabeth has created Community Arts events and projects for the Los Angeles Home of the Junior Blind, the Boulder City Veteran’s Home in Nevada, and a collaboration between the Alexander Dawson School and Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas. “Spread Your Wings” is her most recent Community Arts Project which launched at Dell Children’s Hospital, “Art of Giving” event in 2017, breaking all fundraising records.
Elizabeth is also the co-author of bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings, and Soul Models: Transformative Stories of Courage and Compassion.
She also works closely with her husband, artist Bobby Jacobs, creating large-scale commission works for private and public collections, with a work most recently acquired by Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, Texas, for The Dell Children’s Healing Garden. The couple live and work on their farm in upstate New York. Learn more about Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs.