27 November 2006

tickled blue

wall work ~ lily pond doily -  front

hello friends.... it's finally time for me to show the pics of my latest installation : wall work :: lily pond doily : that took place at the the richmond art center .

but before i talk more about the piece two things [that i'm really tickled about] ::

1. i was recently interviewed for what you make it . specifically about this piece... some of you already know about this, but if you don't and are interested... check it out. the other artists { Betsy Greer, filipa , the small object , bang , and julianna swaney } featured in this issue are AMAZING. so it's totally an honor to be a part of this.

2. shari also interviewed me for her handmade for the holidays series. today she also featured ash and abigail . again i couldn't be MORE honored. be sure and check out the next batch of creative folks interviewed too. shari really asked great questions and i can't wait to read all the other responses. thank you shari!!!

it's REALLY hard to show this installation in photos because of a few things. 1. much of the paint i used contained some interference... so there were parts that shimmered and sparkled in the light.... can't really photograph that.... 2. the piece really needs to be lit properly - the shadows that the doilies cast are a HUGE component of the piece - unfortunately, though, it's really too hard to photograph the piece in that lighting.... so imagine those, OK?

i was pretty much given carte blanche with this installation which is always great. i asked for a wall in the middle of the space as well as a floor platform. i really wanted to have this start on the floor and go up, over and around my 10 foot by 6 foot by 6 inch wall. it's really different to see this installation almost as a free standing sculpture. i also wanted to use a much more subdued palette than the pink and red of the last installation. i thought this would play more into the whole "snowflake" association.

this doily is a lilly pond doily - the pattern suggested using this doily for a tablecloth. somehow dis-engaging the doily from it's original purpose and "monumentalizing" it in this fashion really gets me excited.

here's the back:
wall work ~ lily pond doily  - back

you can see the whole set of photos with details of the sides and parts of the process here

there's also a little movie you can watch of me painting one of the doilies. [this opens up in a new window and you can't click out of bloglines or a reader to see it. you have to visit my blog to get this to work. it's also available from the home page of my website.]

i also just found out today from jen that the free people blog talked about my work today. wow! thanks!!

if anyone would like to know more about this piece i'd be happy to answer any questions.... hope your weeks are starting off well!!

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

THAT INSTALATION IS STUNNING!!! i thought it was great before i even read about the missing components- i'm sure that this piece has to be super awesome in person.

this is definitely the neatest thing i've seen in a while, for sure.

wendy said...

I love the dollies...and you painting...ROCKS. Love to see the little video of you working!
going to read your interview now.
oxox

stephanie said...

wish i could see this in person, but the photos alone are just stunning!

Anonymous said...

breathtaking. oh lisa, i love it! and the little video rocks. too cool my friend!! what music were you listening to as you worked? lots of love! shari

Anonymous said...

Oh Lisa ... this installation is gorgeous and lovely and perfect in every way (Just like it's creator). I am totally speachless (luckily though, typing does not seem to be a problem *wink*)!

A million HUGS to you!

sally said...

Absolutely beautiful! Wish I still lived in the bay area so I could see it in person.

Anonymous said...

so amazing and beautiful lisa, wish i could be there to see it in person... what a talent you are! congratulations on a wonderful installation xxx

poppy said...

love the blue - and the thoughts behind it that you shared...

looks stunning!

Anonymous said...

it looks amazing! glad to see you getting the recognition you so deserve!

julie said...

This is such a perfect exhibition and i can so understand how its difficult to photograph...there is never anything like seeing an exhibition in real life...so so beautiful...am going to read the first interview...loved shari's! xxx

hillary said...

love it!! off to read the interview now.

risa said...

oh lisa dear! this is so very beautiful. i think i could stare at the photos all day. i bet i could stare at the real things for weeks at a time. amazing. amazing!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous install lisa! congratulations!!

Kelly said...

Amazing. Oh, I wish I could be there to see the shadows...that sounds incredible. You did such a great job!!! Thanks for sharing and getting my brain going. Damn you west coast people and your good art, why are you so far away?

Funky Finds said...

wow lisa! what a fabulous installation. such talent! congrats on all the well-deserved press, too.

Tiffany said...

Love those doilies (that little movie was cool!) - they remind me of the Spirographs I used to play with...I loved those! And the colors are perfect for the season. I'll take all the snowflakes I can, since we don't have any snow here (hopefully this weekend! I mean seriously, what's almost-December in Maine without snow?)

:^)

anniebee said...

wowowow! I am totally blown away by the photos of your installation I think I would probably have to sit down and fan myself if I saw it in person. beautiful work deerest.

I love your comment about "monumentalizing" the doily and the video was sublime. Greg and I watched it this morning and he said "she's fancy" which is his way of saying he's impressed too. Like Shari I wondered what music you were listening to. Do you have special "installation" songs that help you get into the spirit of a piece?

congrats on all the interviews!

xo, bee

Anonymous said...

cheers for you, Lisa. big happenings. congratulations. xo!!!!

mary said...

i really wish i could see your installation in person, but i'm so glad you shared it with us online. it's stunning.

i'm just so excited for you!

mati rose said...

wowow! so nice. i hope to see you saturday at shash's, altho i'm not selling. xoxo, mati

ladylinoleum said...

Wonderful work Lisa! The install looks spectacular!

Dawbis said...

amazing... i wish i could watch you work all the time! thanks for sharing the little clip :) wonderful work!

mooncici said...

congratulation! when are you gonna have a show down here in los angeles? i am waiting...you gotta let me know when you do in the future!!!!!!

bugheart said...

all this press
is so amazing-
congratulations!
the piece is so
wonderful...
there are painted
and embroidered
pieces, right...
i wish
i could
see it up close!
xo

Daphne said...

...you have been busy! what a great installation! and how cool you could do what ever you wanted! I love how some of the doilies come off the wall, floating...i bet the shades looks beautiful! If only I could see for real...

natalie said...

............just amazing

I LOVE IT - esp the little floating doilies!

and the video! you are gorgeous - like the doilies :)

susan said...

very beautiful! the video is so helpful too! ilove a good installation!
glad i found you here...
susan

cally said...

This work is DIVINE

andrea said...

gorgeous! love the peek at the installation... so gorgeous. and I imagine quite stunning in real life.

(and I think you already know how I feel about that little movie of yours-- love it) xo