Sunday, March 27, 2011

Guest Artist: Lisa Michelle Parrott

Lisa comes to altered book making with a great deal of art knowledge and skill especially in the realm of textile art. She sews into her pages in very painterly, expressive ways using line to add interest, direction, boldness and unity to an image. Lisa also possesses a very instinctive understanding of color. She creates haunting, mood-rich images that invokes artists like Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, and Anselm Kiefer. She doesn't limit herself to non-representational work, however, as you'll notice in her delightfully rendered self-portrait which nods to Warhol and Fransisco Clemente. The most remarkable aspect of Lisa's work is her process. Her ability to experiment with materials -both traditional art materials and non-traditional (you should see what she can do with corrugated cardboard or a paper towel!) - leads her to create work that is luscious, rich, luminescent and textured... and always leaves the viewers of her work wanting more.
(Click on images for enlarged views. You'll be happy you did.)

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