La Macina di San Cresci



“Artists are interesting creatures. We can be obsessive, dedicated, spirited and single minded in our pursuit for that perfect realisation of our art. We tend to be outsiders and are often that square peg in the round hole, so when you find an oasis like San Cresci you hold on tight -- for it’s that sense of belonging which welcomes you.”
Rebecca Rath , Australia

Discipline: Mixed media
Country: Spain
At La Macina: 2020

“Lisa’s work attempts to raise dead matter, to raise the indifferent images we’re surrounded with into the status of myth. To gather bits of ephemera and with them coddle together the shape of a soul.” Since 2010, I’ve been creating intricate, multi-layered, hand-cut collages, developing a symbolic visual language, with a strong female perspective. Made from collections of hundreds of recycled magazine images, my work mixes autobiography, ancient history, sensuality, humor and references both sacred and irreverent. With images ranging from animal fur, roots, red fruits, masks, body parts, artifacts, sea-life, and art history, I attempt to map the joys and mysteries that are the human condition, and place us, rightfully, within the ephemeral natural world from which all life stems. My most recent series are inspired by cycles of the natural world, powerful divine female figures, and the hidden life potential contained within the seed. Like a poetic Robin Hood, I salvage and rearrange bits of the thousands of images we are surrounded with, and give them a function in a world full of the awe of life, making us more sensitive to what makes us human.



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