Statement I combine artifacts, elements of traditional trade crafts, and fine arts media in order to fabricate objects, paintings, installations, and documents that comment on a range of themes related to perception, identity, and memory. Frequently the artifacts I choose have depreciated value or uncertain purpose, and I often further deconstruct them. I use motifs of weathering, erosion, oxidation, and other physical forces of deterioration and change which edit our tangible world, similar to how sensory, neurological, and psychological forces edit our perceptions of that world. Our cultures and bodies constantly filter, organize, and reduce or inflate information about our environments and our relationships with people and other living beings, so that we form perceptions that sustain our beliefs. This is the antithesis of science, and I find that paradox fascinating.
Artwork images last updated: October 2013
Bio Lisa spent eight years in independent studio art study, and a decade employed in college and private studio art classrooms. Before turning to art, she worked in animal sciences, and majored in biology and chemistry as an undergraduate. Her artwork is informed by her continuing interest in the sciences, as well as interests in language and writing. She has an identical twin who is a clinical scientist. Lisa lives and works in California.