Yvette Jacobs


Yvette (1990) is a visual artist and Waldorf teacher, based in Amsterdam


Yvette photographs nature. She photographs people and the animal and plant world in diverse contexts: from their natural habitat to the urban environment, in remote places or banal settings and situations. She compiles her findings in a vast archive of images covering a wide spectrum, from everyday views, to compositions that tend towards abstraction. This interest in the natural world as a subject has been further complemented by her exploration of the properties and materiality of the analogue photographic images.


Yvette works as a Waldorf educator. In her teachings she values learning through doing and learning through making. Practical works harmonises the child’s soul faculties and thinking, feeling and willing, just as stories work down into the life processes and bodily rhythms in an equally harmonising way. Also Yvette finds it important to support and encourage the children’s independent thinking skills and their freedom of individual development. As a pedagogue she guides children on their path and she learns a lot from them simultaneously.