Monday, September 15, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
36" x 23", acrylic and collage on panel
August 2014, available
I eat a lot of fruit. It is typical for me to have 5-7 servings a day. This particular Friday I sat in front of the board eating a brown pear, trying to conjure up a great image, asking the painting what it wanted to express. Which variety of pear it was, I'm unsure. A Google search provided no definite answer.
This time I chose to forego my pear-honey-brie concoction and instead ate the pear in it's naked state. I have a habit to buy one new produce food a week in order to experience something different and was excited to try this pear.
But oh it was so bland. I sat in front of my new piece with the pear wondering
How can this be?! Pear dreams shattered. Layer upon layer began to build over the following weeks as more and more fruit was devoured.
I see a peach made it's debut as well.
Pear-Honey-Brie speaks of trusting and working with one's own body cycle and shape. It's about forging ahead through cranky days and making the best of every situation.
Pear-Honey-Brie is showing at Shade West Gallery at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix September-November 2014. Artist Reception is Saturday, September 20, 5-8pm
Lisa's website: www.lisaalbinger.com
Monday, July 28, 2014
Yesterday's Charm and Today's Clever Chaos
35" x 24", oil, acrylic and collage on panel
July 2014, available
After a few revisions, Yesterday's Charm.. is now complete. With this piece, this series has unexpectedly turned a corner, which I welcome. It is a meeting of the minds.
Her Words Make My Skin Crawl, but I Still Like Her Hair
38" x 25" oil, acrylic, collage on wood
True Story. This is part of the Intestinal series, however I've diverted onto a second path due to the spoken words of an author who made me cringe. A lesson of growth for sure, and ironically the inspiration of my current work. Meant to be? Of course.
Friday, July 25, 2014
The end of July brought an unexpected meeting with singer Tori Amos (on the right). We've met a number of times over the years but this was the first time we were photographed together.
In 2008 I posed as her for artist Mike Dringenberg for Tori's annual RAINN benefit calendar.
On this day she took home some of my greeting cards: Shortbread Serenade, The Heatmeister, Tea for Two, and Set the World Right. Inquire for card availability.