Wednesday, May 9, 2007

some new work...


















I have been working on giving these objects a place to exist in the world, a container/display/presentation mechanism.

I have also been playing around with materials and process, starting to layer them more.. been having lots of fun with copper wire and patinas coated in wax over clay.... we'll see what happens!

6 comments:

meredith said...

the last picture of the single object on the shelf...i'm interested in seeing what is inside it. i know from seeing this in your studio, that it's almost a weird, bizarro hair-like wad of string that resides in the bottom. nice.

i think the combination of the different materials is working for you. it's not JUST knit or croheted, there is another element in/on the form or interacting with the form. for me, the addition of other materials helps push the objects into another, more complex realm. i dont' want to know what the form is right away, i want to have to really inspect it to figure it out.

Katie Parker said...

Lisa
something about the next to last photo is really working. I think it is because the object has a place - a specific notch carved away for that piece only... The other tables/trays, don't seem like they are MADE for those items, they are places that they can be held or collected. The next to last picture has gone one step further - you have now created a composition with the objects, not just a random arrangement. I like the color that is coming out in the top photo - more of that could be nice - something really bright, or white - the browns seem to all be on the same level...

Guy Michael Davis said...

I was wondering what these things are called? we would be able to refer them as something more specific than" the middle one". Also, where do these objects finally belong?

Eileen said...

I definitely agree with mike, we need to come up with a great name for these. I am more interested in the tray being specifically made for each individual thing and taking into consideration the tails, curves, openings, etc. that each one has.

Chris Tyllia said...

Husk, shell, pod, cover, shroud, swathe, drape, sheathe, surround, enclosure, wrap, envelop, casing, encrust, jacket, shield, shelter, hold, confine, cast-off, layer, film, deposit, remnant, residue, vestige, remainder, remains, relic? Just some words I thought of while looking at your images, I hope they help.

holly goring said...

lisa
the table is an intriguing piece, changing every time i see it and i can tell you enjoy it and enjoyed making it and seeing it to fruition. i find the objects curious, more as whole rather than individually. i was particularily drawn to your act of assembly, at moments haphazzard and at others methodical and ritual-like. maybe consider ways of mapping (literally) your orientation of the objects, detailing your modus operandi or how one arrangment provokes another or how your viewer does or does not influence you.
also, pertaining to the knitting you are working on to line the table, i think that may 'soften' the piece and the rigid angularity of the table. possibly choose a stich that won't weigh too heavily on the smaller pieces and compete with them.