BIO Named after a waitress who served her father pie and coffee on a cross-country road trip, Lisa Jetonne is an identical twin. The sisters studied chemistry and biology together, one becoming a clinical microbiologist while the other worked in conservation ecology and animal sciences for more than a decade before returning to college to study art.
STATEMENT Im preoccupied with misinterpretation and ambiguity, how a perception, idea, characteristic, or even a tangible artifact can be one thing, and at the same time be something contrasting, opposite, immiscible. At the crux of my artistic process is a belief that nothing is ever fully separable from its history. Even when that history is unknown. Whether its a material subject to physical deterioriation, or an idea subject to the flux of evolution, the original history persists, its truth unaltered even as ambiguity condenses around it and misinterpretation accumulates in layers. Lisa Jetonne