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Lisa Krause's Artwork (2003-Present)

Monday, July 12, 2004

Folie a Deux

folie รก deux.
6’ x 4’
mixed media (found frames, dead bees)

A variety of papers were attached to each other creating a large enough surface for me to trace myself lying with myself. The sheets were then cut and framed in separate frames. The abdomen of the yellow figure was gutted and framed in the box from a grandfather clock. It contains mixed media; including dead bees, medication, and a paper angel inscribed with the words “Prey for us”. The title is a psychological condition in which the otherwise sane companion to someone who has a disorder begins exhibiting signs of the disorder. By the mouth of the yellow figure, is an attached clipping. A line from a song found in a 1970s music magazine reading: “Now that you’re on your own, how does it feel to feel the way I used to feel.”

The line on the ground

the line on the ground.
mixed media (braised rods, oven bake clay, found letter)

This was an early box I made inspired by the letter in the background, which I had found in a gutter. It was wet and the words were running, but it was an apology for a fight and for hitting the person that it was for. I braised rods to make a fence, and modeled the little character that is tied up on the floor. The title was a line from the short poem I wrote that is in the background and there are some photos I had taken incorporated into the piece.

In this world a woman isn't worth much

I support the availability of affordable, safe, and legal abortions because they are medical procedures, and not a political topic. If you want to talk politics- It is often those people that are "prolife" that are also "prowar". I'm pro-life too, pro-my life and I work toward a better life for those around me, including hundreds of children whose survival is dependent upon programs most "prolife" people don't want to fund. The historical truth is that girls and women who want an abortion will get one regardless of its legality. Its our responsibility as a developed society to ensure that people are educated and healthy, and able to make informed decisions as well as know how to prevent a pregnancy in the first place. Cultures without science rely on witchcraft or folk beliefs, but since we have science- we should not let those people that believe in magic distract us from societal responsibility and medical safety.

Contact print made from reversing photographs and text. Mixed media fetus.