Lisa is a textile artist. She works with a range of materials and processes but felt-making has remained central to her practice since she graduated from Goldsmiths in 1992. Her work is largely three dimensional and the core process for these sculptures is needlepoint felting using merino fleece. She describes this process as “one of excavation and finding the shape as she begins with a large volume of fibres and ends up with a solid and precise sculptural form” She is inspired by structure and patterns and finds interest equally in natural and manmade forms. A theme of duality weaves through the work exploring qualities such as stillness and movement, inside and outside, opaque and transparent and these inform the use of materials which unfold through an intuitive process of making. The dress forms explore notions of identity and the connections we make within ourselves and the world around us. Lisa has worked in education for 24 years and has assimilated a diverse knowledge across the creative sectors both as a teacher and an educational leader. Currently, she is teaching art and design on a part-time basis as well as developing and delivering community art projects.
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