Lisa Jetonne has used her studio practice to intervene in spaces, record data, and address the nature of collaboration in such places and situations as: planting scent-baited soft clay forms to lure and physically record a series of unobserved off-trail interactions between wildlife and the clay objects, during a National Park Service residency; sorting and washing 40 cubic feet of marine debris collected by volunteers, and then canning it in nearly 100 jars (pint, quart, gallon) of homemade brine to create a pantry which fools observers into initially believing the marine debris are preserved foods; enlisting art fair visitors to collaborate with strangers in building undirected clay sculptures, a novel one each day for the three weeks of the fair, to serve as a documentation of creative engagement on that date; installing a continuous mile of zipper throughout the 5 floors of an historic residential hotel on the cusp of its demolishment by government, carving architectural space symbolizing the windows and doors of opportunity created in its history, and delineating intersecting tracks of relationship pathways among past residents.

Lisa Jetonne